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Clinical outcome of sex therapy. Effects of daily v weekly treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6838324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effectiveness of sex therapy has been questioned recently. The present outcome study of 69 lower-middle-class couples, who were not highly selected with respect to severity of personal and marital distress, used standardized instruments to measure change over five time periods: intake, history, posttherapy, three-month, and one-year follow-up. Using an own-control design, a 15-session weekly treatment was compared with a 15-session daily treatment. Overall, treatment was successful in improving sexual and marital satisfaction as well as specific symptom remission; there was little decline at the three-month and one-year follow-ups. The least symptomatic improvement occurred for erectile problems and female secondary inorgasmic dysfunction, and there was some suggestion of a gradual nonsignificant decline of overall sexual and marital satisfaction at follow-up. The outcome of daily v weekly treatment was generally not different, with only some indication of better results for secondary inorgasmia and erectile failure when treated in the weekly mode.
J R Heiman; J LoPiccolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Erectile Dysfunction / therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Marital Therapy / methods
Middle Aged
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)*
Personal Satisfaction
Psychotherapy / methods*
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / therapy*
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