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Covid-19 Lockdown and Deviant Sexual Fantasies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04448405
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 25, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Montpellier

Brief Summary:

Our society is going through an unprecedented situation: the COVID 19 Pandemic is forcing many populations, worldwide, into confinement for their own protection. The very characteristics of this confinement and of the disease (isolation, potential severity of the illness, being psychologically unprepared for such a circumstance) have a significant impact on one's psyche, like emotional disorders -anxiety/depression-, difficulties when returning to normal life, vicarious traumas… Confinement is paradoxical in as although well-intended to protect the individual, it leads to the isolation of the individual. This paradox is destabilizing one's feelings, because when the investigators feel the need for protection and reassurance, the investigators are left alone and feel abandoned. The investigators therefore understand that this confinement framework is in essence a situation that might revive unresolved deprivation situations from the childhood. How to react in front of this upsurge in anxiety? Strategies used may include, among others, escape in the imaginary through numerical tools or others, and /or going to the actual characterized by deviant sexual behaviours. The investigators know in fact that certain moments, like anxiety, depression, boredom, psychological unrest are propicious for acting, for violent sexual offenders. The investigators therefore pay extra attention to our patients in such periods favoring these kinds of trouble.

This study will enable us to understand if the confinement associated with COVID 19 has generated anxiety that lead sexual offenders or individuals with paraphilic disorders to engage into deviant fantasies or, potentially sexual activities.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Deviant Sexual Fantasies Behavioral: Questionnaire for evaluation of confinement on deviant sexual fantasies

Detailed Description:

The questionnaire is handed only one time to each patient and the questions it contains are part of those commonly used.

How do the investigators precisely operate: self questionnaire on paper, handed to each patient followed by the CRIAVS in the waiting room, and returned by the patient to the therapist, or the department, in a sealed envelope. Digital data collection thereafter.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Descriptive Study on the Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown on Deviant Sexual Fantasies
Actual Study Start Date : June 18, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 30, 2020

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients followed by the CRIAVS
Patients followed by the CRIAVS (resource center for workers working with authors of sexual violence) in CHU Motpellier from June to October 2020
Behavioral: Questionnaire for evaluation of confinement on deviant sexual fantasies
Questionnaire for evaluation of confinement on deviant sexual fantasies. Population already followed for deviant fantasies




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Impact of confinement on deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Lickert scale from 1 to 10


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intensity of deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Likert scale from 0 to 10

  2. Frequency of deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Likert scale from 0 to 10

  3. Paraphilic type impacted [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Box to be chacked by the patient: exhibition, voyeurism, pedophilia, sadomasochism, crossdressing, raptophilia

  4. Occurrence of sexual act [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Number given by the patient

  5. Access mode for deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Did you use internet : yes or no

  6. Use of support during confinement [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    box yes or no Was support different? Did you use remote consultation? How did you like it?

  7. Evaluating anxiety/depression level [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]

    HAD Hospital Anxiety And Depression Scale The HAD scale is an instrument for detecting anxiety and depressive disorders. It has 14 listed items from 0 to 3. Seven questions relate to anxiety (total A) and seven others to the depressive dimension (total D), two scores are obtained (maximum score for each score = 21). - 7 or less: absence of symptoms

    - 8 to 10: doubtful symptomatology - 11 and more: certain symptomatology.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients followed by the CRIAVS (resource center for workers working with authors of sexual violence) in CHU Motpellier from June to October 2020
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Adults
  • Consulting at the CRIAVS between June and end October 2020

Exclusion criteria:

  • no demance
  • no decompensated psychatric disorder
  • no tutelage

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04448405


Contacts
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Contact: Celine BAIS, PhD 0467338577 ext 33 c-bais@chu-montpellier.fr

Locations
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France
Uhmontpellier Recruiting
Montpellier, France, 34295
Contact: Celine BAIS, PhD    0467338577 ext 33    c-bais@chu-montpellier.fr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Montpellier
Investigators
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Study Director: Celine BAIS University Hospital, Montpellier
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Montpellier
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04448405    
Other Study ID Numbers: RECHMPL20_0341
First Posted: June 25, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: NC

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Montpellier:
sexuality
Confinement
sex offender
outcome
paraphilia
cybersexuality