Covid-19 Lockdown and Deviant Sexual Fantasies
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04448405|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2020
Last Update Posted : December 29, 2020
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|
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.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||Descriptive Study on the Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown on Deviant Sexual Fantasies|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 18, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 1, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 30, 2020|
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
- Impact of confinement on deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]Lickert scale from 1 to 10
- Intensity of deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]Likert scale from 0 to 10
- Frequency of deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]Likert scale from 0 to 10
- 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
- Occurrence of sexual act [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]Number given by the patient
- Access mode for deviant fantasies [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]Did you use internet : yes or no
- 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?
- 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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04448405
|Montpellier, France, 34295|
|Study Director:||Celine BAIS||University Hospital, Montpellier|