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dc.contributor.authorBois, Katy
dc.contributor.authorBergeron, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorRosen, Natalie O.
dc.contributor.authorMcDuff, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorGrégoire, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-18T15:35:04Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONfr
dc.date.available2016-02-18T15:35:04Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1866/13086
dc.subjectProvoked vestibulodyniafr
dc.subjectDyspareuniafr
dc.subjectIntimacyfr
dc.subjectCouplefr
dc.subjectSexual satisfactionfr
dc.subjectSexual functionfr
dc.subjectPain self-efficacyfr
dc.subjectPainfr
dc.titleSexual and relationship intimacy among women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners : associations with sexual satisfaction, sexual function, and pain self-efficacyfr
dc.typeArticlefr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. Département de psychologiefr
dc.contributor.affiliationCentre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuellesfr
UdeM.statutProfesseur(e) / Professorfr
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jsm.12210
dcterms.abstractIntroduction Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most frequent subtype of vulvodynia. Women report negative consequences of PVD on their sexual and romantic relationships. Researchers have recently highlighted the importance of examining interpersonal factors such as intimacy, and of including both women and their partners in study designs. Aim The aim of this study was to investigate sexual and relationship intimacy as defined by the Interpersonal Process Model of Intimacy and their associations with sexual satisfaction, sexual function, pain self-efficacy, and pain intensity among women with PVD and their partners. Methods Ninety-one heterosexual women (M age = 27.38, SD = 6.04) diagnosed with PVD and their partners (M age = 29.37, SD = 7.79) completed measures of sexual and relationship intimacy, sexual satisfaction, sexual function, pain self-efficacy, and pain intensity. Main Outcome Measures Dependent measures were the (i) Global Measure of Sexual Satisfaction Scale; (ii) Female Sexual Function Index; (iii) Painful Intercourse Self-Efficacy Scale; and (iv) visual analog scale of pain intensity during intercourse. Results After controlling for women's age, women's greater sexual intimacy (β = 0.49, P < 0.001) was associated with women's greater sexual satisfaction and higher pain self-efficacy (β = 0.39, P = 0.001), beyond the effects of partners’ sexual intimacy. Also, women's greater sexual intimacy (β = 0.24, P = 0.05) and women's greater relationship intimacy (β = 0.54, P = 0.003) were associated with greater women's sexual function, beyond the effects of partners’ sexual and relationship intimacy. Conclusions Women's self-reported sexual and relationship intimacy in the couple relationship may promote higher sexual satisfaction, sexual function, and pain self-efficacy, as well as possibly foster greater sexual well-being among women with PVD. The authors discuss implications for the inclusion of emotional and interpersonal aspects of the couple's dynamic in clinical interventions and future research in PVD.fr
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1743-6095
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1743-6109
dcterms.languageengfr
UdeM.VersionRioxxVersion acceptée / Accepted Manuscript
oaire.citationTitleJournal of sexual medicine
oaire.citationVolume10
oaire.citationIssue8
oaire.citationStartPage2024
oaire.citationEndPage2035


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