Reference : Clinical outcomes of a new self-help booklet for premature ejaculation
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Clinical outcomes of a new self-help booklet for premature ejaculation
Kempeneers, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Département des sciences de la santé publique >]
ANDRIANNE, Robert mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Urologie >]
Bauwens, Sabrina [> >]
Georis, Isabelle [> >]
Pairoux, Jean-François [> >]
Blairy, Sylvie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
Journal of Sexual Medicine
Blackwell Publishing
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[en] Premature ejaculation ; bibliotherapy ; self-help book ; cognitive-behaviour therapy ; treatment ; anxiety ; sexual cognitions ; sexual health ; ejaculatory latency time
[en] INTRODUCTION. Premature ejaculation (PE) is quite common. Although effective treatments do exist, only a few affected people consult a practitioner in order to overcome their problem. At the same time, studies have shown that reading didactical documents about their PE problem (bibliotherapy) can be useful to men.
AIM. The aim of this study was to improve the bibliotherapy approach using up to date knowledge and techniques. The expected benefits were: (1) an effective manual shorter than previous ones, (2) easier to assimilate therapeutic principles and (3) a method thereby made accessible to a broad population most of whom usually do not consult for this type of sexual problem.
METHOD. A short bibliotherapy titled The Practical Guide of PE [in French] was tested among PE subjects who were diagnosed with PE according to DSM-IV-TR criteria. Assessments were made at baseline (N = 421), at 4-8 months (N = 120) and at 10-14 months (N = 79) after they read The Practical Guide. A control group of 66 subjects was left on a waiting list and was assessed two months after baseline.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Self-reported ejaculatory latency time, feeling of control upon ejaculation, sexual satisfaction, distress related to PE, anxiety experienced during sexual intercourse and sexual cognitions (SIQ).
RESULTS. Significant improvements were found for all the self-reported parameters, both at 4-8 and at 10-14 months after the bibliotherapy. The improvements were associated with an adjustment of sexual cognitions. The response to treatment seemed better for those subjects with moderate PE. Although the severity criteria used in this study did not precisely meet the ISSM criteria for lifelong PE, they were likely related. The response did not seem to be affected by variables such as age, education or personality.
CONCLUSION. Its cost/benefit ratio makes The Practical Guide a valuable therapeutic tool.
Université de Liège (B) ; Province de Liège (B)
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