Sexual Activity & Intimacy: Research Articles

  1. Annon, J. (1976). The PLISSIT model: A proposed conceptual scheme for the behavioral treatment of sexual problems. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 2, 1-15. 
  2. Areskoug-Josefsson, K. & Fristedt, S. (2019). Occupational therapy students' views on addressing sexual health. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(4), 306-314.  
  3. Ashtari, F., Rezvani, R., & Afshar, H. (2014). Sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis: Dimensions and contributory factors. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: The Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 19(3), 228.
  4. Bahner, J. (2012). Legal rights or simply wishes? The struggle for sexual recognition of people with physical disabilities using personal assistance in Sweden. Sexuality and Disability, 30, 337-356.
  5. Ballan, M. S. (2012). Parental perspectives of communication about sexuality in families of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(5), 676-684.
  6. Basson, R., Rees, P., Wang, R., Montejo, A. L., & Incrocci, L. (2010). Sexual function in chronic illness. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7(1), 374-388.
  7. Bauer, M., Haesler, E., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2016). Let's talk about sex: older people's views on the recognition of sexuality and sexual health in the health‐care setting. Health Expectations, 19(6), 1237-1250.
  8. Bronner, G. & Vodušek, D. B. (2011). Management of sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, 4(6), 375-383.
  9. Coskun, B., Coskun, B. N., Atis, G., Ergenekon, E., & Dilek, K. (2013). Evaluation of sexual function in women with rheumatoid arthritis. Urology Journal, 10(4), 1081-1087.
  10. Couldrick, L., Sadlo, G., & Cross, V. (2010). Proposing a new sexual health model of practice for disability teams: The Recognition Model. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(6), 290-299.
  11. Ditchman, N., Easton, A. B., Batchos, E., Rafajko, S., & Shah, N. (2017). The impact of culture on attitudes toward the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 35(2), 245-260.
  12. Em, S., Karakoc, M., Sariyildiz, M. A., Bozkurt, M., Aydin, A., Cevik, R., & Nas, K. (2019). Assessment of sexual function and quality of life in patients with lower limb amputations. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 32(2), 277-285. doi:10.3233/BMR-170873
  13. Esmail, S., Darry, K., Walter, A., & Knupp, H. (2010). Attitudes and perceptions towards disability and sexuality. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32, 1148-1155. 
  14. Fitzgerald, C. & Withers, P. (2013). 'I don't know what a proper woman means': What women with intellectual disabilities think about sex, sexuality and themselves. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41(1), 5-12.
  15. Gilmore, L. & Chambers, B. (2010). Intellectual disability and sexuality: Attitudes of disability support staff and leisure industry employees. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 35(1), 22-28.
  16. Gruenwald, I., Vardi, Y., Gartman, I., Juven, E., Sprecher, E., Yarnitsky, D., & Miller, A. (2007). Sexual dysfunction in females with multiple sclerosis: Quantitative sensory testing. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 13(1), 95-105.
  17. Hamilton, C. A. (2009). 'Now I'd like to sleep with Rachael'-Researching sexuality support in a service agency group home. Disability & Society, 24(3), 303- 315. 
  18. Hammell, K. W. (2009). Sacred texts: A sceptical exploration of the assumptions underpinning theories of occupation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76, 6-22.  
  19. Harris, S. M., Adams, M. S., Zubatsky, M., & White, M. (2011). A caregiver perspective of how Alzheimer's disease and related disorders affect couple intimacy. Aging & Mental Health, 15(8), 950-960.
  20. Hawamdeh, Z. M., Othman, Y. S., & Ibrahim, A. I. (2008). Assessment of anxiety and depression after lower limb amputation in Jordanian patients. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 4(3), 627. doi:10.2147/ndt.s2541
  21. Hyland, A. & McGrath, M. (2013). Sexuality and occupational therapy in Ireland-A case of ambivalence. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, 73-80. 
  22. Isler, A., Beytut, D., Tas, F., & Conk, Z. (2009). A study on sexuality with the parents of adolescents with intellectual disability. Sexuality And Disability, 27(4), 229-237. doi:10.1007/s11195-009-9130-3
  23. Kitzmüller, G. & Ervik, B. (2015). Female spouses' perceptions of the sexual relationship with stroke-affected partners. Sexuality and Disability, 33(4), 499-512. doi:10.1007/s11195-015-9404-x
  24. Kniepmann, K. & Kerr, S. (2018). Sexuality and intimacy following stroke: Perspectives of partners. Sexuality and Disability, 36(3), 219-230. doi:10.1007/s11195-018-9531-2
  25. Korpelainen, J. T., Nieminen, P., & Myllylä, V. V. (1999). Sexual functioning among stroke patients and their spouses. Stroke, 30(4), 715-719.
  26. Kramers-Olen, A. (2016). Sexuality, intellectual disability, and human rights legislation. South African Journal of Psychology, 46(4), 504-516.
  27. Krantz, G., Tolan, V., Pontarelli, K., & Cahill, S. M. (2016). What do adolescents with developmental disabilities learn about sexuality and dating? A potential role for occupational therapy. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(2), 5.
  28. Lew-Starowicz, M. & Rola, R. (2013). Prevalence of sexual dysfunctions among women with multiple sclerosis. Sexuality and Disability, 31(2), 141-153. doi:10.1007/s11195-013-9293-9
  29. Lew‐Starowicz, M. & Rola, R. (2014). Sexual dysfunctions and sexual quality of life in men with multiple sclerosis. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(5), 1294-1301.
  30. Lichtenberg, P. A. (2014). Sexuality and physical intimacy in long-term care. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28(1), 42-50.
  31. Lohman, H. L., Kobrin, A., & Chang, W. P. (2017). Exploring the activity of daily living of sexual activity: A survey in occupational therapy education. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(2), 1-11. doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1289
  32. Lottes, I. L. (2013). Sexual rights: Meanings, controversies, and sexual health promotion. Journal of Sex Research, 50(3-4), 367-391.
  33. Mahieu, L., Van Elssen, K., & Gastmans, C. (2011). Nurses' perceptions of sexuality in institutionalized elderly: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(9), 1140-1154.
  34. McDaniels, B. & Fleming, A. (2016). Sexuality education and intellectual disability: Time to address the challenge. Sexuality and Disability, 34(2), 215-225.
  35. McGrath, M. & Lynch, E. (2014). Occupational therapists' perspectives on addressing sexual concerns of older adults in the context of rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(8), 651-657.
  36. McGrath, M. & Sakellariou, D. (2016). The issue is-Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 7001360010. 
  37. Mellor, R. M., Greenfield, S. M., Dowswell, G., Sheppard, J. P., Quinn, T., & McManus, R. J. (2013). Health care professionals' views on discussing sexual wellbeing with patients who have had a stroke: A qualitative study. PLoS One, 8(10), e78802.
  38. Nosek, M. A., & Simmons, D. K. (2007). People with disabilities as a health disparities population: The case of sexual and reproductive health disparities. Canadian Journal of Health Promotion, 5, 68-81.
  39. Penna, S., & Sheehy, K. (2000). Sex education and schizophrenia: Should occupational therapists offer sex education to people with schizophrenia? Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7, 126-131. 
  40. Ritzel, R. M., Capozzi, L. A., & McCullough, L. D. (2013). Sex, stroke, and inflammation: The potential for estrogen-mediated immunoprotection in stroke. Hormones and Behavior, 63(2), 238-253.
  41. Rosenbaum, T., Vadas, D., & Kalichman, L. (2014). Sexual function in post-stroke patients: Considerations for rehabilitation. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(1), 15-21.
  42. Sakellariou, D. (2006). If not the disability, then what? Barriers to reclaiming sexuality following spinal cord injury. Sexuality and Disability, 24, 101-111.
  43. Sakellariou, D. (2012). Sexuality and disability: A discussion on care of the self. Sexuality and Disability, 30, 187-197.
  44. Seymour, L. M. & Wolf, T. J. (2014). Participation changes in sexual functioning after mild stroke. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 34(2), 72-80.
  45. Shildrick, M. (2007). Contested pleasures: The sociopolitical economy of disability and sexuality. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 4, 53-66.
  46. Singh, R., Ripley, D., Pentland, B., Todd, I., Hunter, J., Hutton, L., & Philip, A. (2009). Depression and anxiety symptoms after lower limb amputation: The rise and fall. Clinical Rehabilitation, 23(3), 281-286.
  47. Sipski, M. L., Alexander, C. J., & Rosen, R. (2001). Sexual arousal and orgasm in women: Effects of spinal cord injury. Annals of Neurology: Official Journal of the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, 49(1), 35-44.<35::AID-ANA8>3.0.CO;2-J
  48. Stein, J., Hillinger, M., Clancy, C., & Bishop, L. (2013). Sexuality after stroke: Patient counseling preferences. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(21), 1842-1847.
  49. Taylor, B., & Davis, S. (2007). The extended PLISSIT Model for addressing the sexual wellbeing of individuals with an acquired disability or chronic illness. Sexuality and Disability, 25, 135-139.
  50. Tepper, M. S. (2000). Sexuality and disability: The missing discourse of pleasure. Sexuality and Disability, 18, 283-290. 
  51. Tristano, A. G. (2014). Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on sexual function. World Journal of Orthopedics, 5(2), 107. doi:10.5312/wjo.v5.i2.107
  52. Vansteenwegen, A., Jans, I., & Revell, A. (2003). Sexual experience of women with a physical disability: A comparative study. Sexuality and Disability, 21, 283-290.
  53. Vardi, Y., Gruenwald, I., Sprecher, E., Gertman, I., & Yartnitsky, D. (2000). Normative values for female genital sensation. Urology, 56(6), 1035-1040.
  54. Verschuren, J. E., Enzlin, P., Geertzen, J. H., Dijkstra, P. U., & Dekker, R. (2013). Sexuality in people with a lower limb amputation: a topic too hot to handle?. Disability and rehabilitation, 35(20), 1698-1704.
  55. Walker, B., Otte, K., LeMond, K., Hess, P., Kaizer, K., Faulkner, T., & Christy, D. (2020). Development of the Occupational Performance Inventory of Sexuality and Intimacy (OPISI): Phase One. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(2), 1-18.
  56. Weerakoon, P., Jones, M. K., Pynor, R., & Kilburn-Watt, E. (2004). Allied health professional students' perceived level of comfort in clinical situations that have sexual connotations. J Allied Health, 33, 189-193.