Influences of Mastery, Spousal Support, and Adaptive Coping on Sexual Drive and Satisfaction Among Chinese Gynecologic Cancer Survivors
Publication in refereed journal


摘要This study investigated sexual drive and satisfaction of Chinese gynecologic cancer survivors. It also examined the extent to which personal mastery, adaptive coping, and perceived spousal support would exert direct and/or indirect influences on sexual outcomes. The cancer survivor group included 134 Chinese women who had received treatment for gynecologic cancer, while the healthy control group included 105 Chinese women who did not have a known history or current diagnosis of cancer. Compared to healthy women, cancer survivors reported lower levels of sexual drive and sexual satisfaction. Among sexually active participants, cancer survivors relative to healthy women engaged in less masturbation, less kissing and caressing, and less sexual fantasy in the past month. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that mastery and spousal support, but not adaptive coping, had a direct influence on sexual outcomes in cancer survivors. Contrary to moderation hypotheses, the three psychological factors did not interact with each other to influence sexual drive and satisfaction. Mediation analyses showed that spousal support fully mediated the influence of mastery on sexual satisfaction. Routine assessment of sexual functioning prior to and following treatment of gynecologic cancer is suggested. Sexual rehabilitation should also aim to enhance personal mastery and spousal support.
著者Tang CSK, Lai BPY, Chung TKH
期刊名稱Archives of Sexual Behavior
出版社Springer Verlag (Germany)
頁次1191 - 1200
關鍵詞Cancer treatment; Chinese cancer survivors; Sexual adjustment; Sexuality and gynecologic cancer
Web of Science 學科類別Psychology; Psychology, Clinical; PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY

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