Rinske M. Bakker

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OBJECTIVE Many women treated for cervical cancer (CC) report sexual complaints and sexual distress. It is important to assess these women's and their partners' sexual healthcare needs. This study aims to (a) investigate the prevalence of psychosexual healthcare needs and help-seeking behaviour among CC survivors, (b) identify the association between(More)
BACKGROUND To assess whether sexual distress among cervical cancer (CC) survivors is associated with frequently reported vaginal sexual symptoms, other proposed biopsychosocial factors and whether worries about painful intercourse mediate the relation between vaginal sexual symptoms and sexual distress. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess experiences with sexual dysfunctions, psychosexual support, and psychosexual healthcare needs among cervical cancer survivors (CCSs) and their partners. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted with CCSs (n = 30) and their partners (n = 12). RESULTS Many participants experienced one or more sexual(More)
PURPOSE Although vaginal dilator use after combined pelvic radiation therapy and brachytherapy (RT/BT) is recommended to prevent vaginal shortening and stenosis, women fail to use them and experience sexual problems. A nurse-led sexual rehabilitation intervention targeting sexual recovery and vaginal dilatation was developed. Its feasibility was(More)
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