Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
15/07/2019
Date assigned
22/07/2019
Last edited
13/08/2019
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
Having sex plays a very important role in the success and sustainability of the family center. Understanding sexual function can lead to sexual satisfaction and ultimately to marital satisfaction that plays an important role in the reconciliation of spouses.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of group sex therapy training on sexual function and marital satisfaction of couples.

Who can participate?
All couples visiting Mashhad-based consultation clinics in 2019 and diagnosed with marital dissatisfaction and sexual function disorders by psychologists and psychiatrists at the clinics

What does the study involve?
The experimental group receives 10 group sex-skills education sessions and the control group receives no education.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
The benefits are that participants will receive therapy for sexual problems.
There is no risk to the participants.

Where is the study run from?
Bahar Consulting Center, Masshad, Iran

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
March 2019 to May 2019

Who is funding the study?
Investigator initiated and funded

Who is the main contact?
Mohammad Tahan
t.mohammad2@gmail.com

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Mohammad Tahan

ORCID ID

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2175-4584

Contact details

Islamic Azad University
Young Researchers and Elite Club
Birjand Branch
Birjand
-
Iran
+989363049935
t.mohammad2@gmail.com

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

Nil known

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Nil known

Protocol/serial number

Nil known

Study information

Scientific title

The efficiency of group sex-therapy skills education on sexual function and marital satisfaction in couples

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Are sex-therapy skills educations effective in sexual function and marital satisfaction?

Ethics approval

Approved 15/04/2019, Institute Mobtakran Regional Research Ethics Committee (Abadan, Iran; +989159616152; info@mobtakeranshargh.ir), ref: IMP2354

Study design

Semi-experimental study pretest-posttest method with a control group

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Marital dissatisfaction and sexual function disorder

Intervention

After securing a permission from the director of Mashhad-based consultation clinics and creating an effective relationship with the couples, 40 couples (men and women) were selected among all the couples diagnosed with marital dissatisfaction and sexual function disorder (diagnosed by the resident psychologist or psychiatrist). Participation was voluntarily and the participants filled an informed letter of consent. Afterwards, the participants were grouped randomly into control and experiment groups and all filled out the questionnaires (EMSQ and SFQ) (pretest). Then, the experiment group received 10 group sex-skills education sessions and the control group received no education. Afterwards, the participants filled out the questionnaires once more (posttest). A summary of the content of educational sessions is listed below:
1. Introduction and briefing
2. Discussing common beliefs about sexual matters and cultural/religious attitudes
3. Anatomy and physiology of sexual behavior based on Dord Pattern in man and woman
4. Introducing interests, preferences, and sexual differences in men and woman and accepting the evident and semi-evident differences
5. Relaxation, fantasizing and regular desensitization
6. Emotional concentration 1
7. Emotional concentration 2 and giving feedback to each other
8. Kegel practices
9. Masturbation practices, introduction to the benefits of sexual relationship for physical and mental health
10. Introduction to sexual function disorders and the causes

Intervention type

Behavioural

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measure

Marital satisfaction measured using the ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (EMSQ) at baseline and end of therapy.

Secondary outcome measures

Sexual function measured using the Sexual Function Questionnaire (SFQ) at baseline and end of therapy.

Overall trial start date

10/03/2019

Overall trial end date

25/05/2019

Reason abandoned (if study stopped)

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Desire to participate
2. Reading/writing literacy
3. No psychological disorder
4. No physical disease
5. Diagnosed with marital dissatisfaction and sexual function disorder according to psychologists or psychiatrists at the clinics

Participant type

Healthy volunteer

Age group

All

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

40 couples

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

20/04/2019

Recruitment end date

20/05/2019

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Iran

Trial participating centre

Bahar Consulting Center
City of Mashhad Khorasan Province
Mashhad
12345
Iran

Sponsor information

Organisation

Mobtakeran Scientific

Sponsor details

Khorasan
Ghaen
Abadan
-
Iran
+989159616152
info@mobtakeranshargh.ir

Sponsor type

Industry

Website

http://www.mobtakeranshargh.ir

Funders

Funder type

Other

Funder name

Investigator initiated and funded

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Planned publication in a high-impact peer-reviewed journal

IPD sharing statement:
The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request

Intention to publish date

11/05/2020

Participant level data

Not expected to be available

Basic results (scientific)

Publication list

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

13/08/2019: The sponsor address was updated. 19/07/2019: Trial’s existence confirmed by Institute Mobtakran Regional Research Ethics Committee.