An Evaluation of an Internet-based, Psychosexual Intervention for Couples Following Treatment for Breast Cancer: A Phase I Trial
Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer often leads to lower levels of sexual desire,
decreased sexual arousal, painful intercourse, and difficulties achieving orgasm, and thus
adversely impacts sexual functioning and intimacy. Despite the overwhelming evidence that
many couples experience sexual distress following breast cancer, very few interventions have
been designed exclusively to address these concerns. The purpose of this study is to develop
and evaluate an online psychosexual program geared to the unique needs of couples
experiencing sexual distress after breast cancer. This study will utilize a web-based
approach, allowing couples to participate in the program from the privacy and comfort of
their homes, and providing a resource to couples who may not otherwise be able to readily
access support. Accordingly, this project has the potential for widespread positive impact
for couples affected by breast cancer.
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