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. https://doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2017.1418021  
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11195-012-9268-2
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1293-y
  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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01621.x
  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. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12418
  8. Bronner, G. & Vodušek, D. B. (2011). Management of sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, 4(6), 375-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/1756285611411504
  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. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2010.17.6.48152
  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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-017-9484-x
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638280903419277 
  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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2011.00715.x
  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. https://doi.org/10.3109/13668250903496344
  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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1352458506071134
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687590902789461 
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000841740907600105  
  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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2011.583629
  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. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.688920 
  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. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.30.4.715
  26. Kramers-Olen, A. (2016). Sexuality, intellectual disability, and human rights legislation. South African Journal of Psychology, 46(4), 504-516. https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246316678154
  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. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1208
  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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12474
  30. Lichtenberg, P. A. (2014). Sexuality and physical intimacy in long-term care. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28(1), 42-50. https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/07380577.2013.865858
  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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2013.764380
  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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.07.007
  34. McDaniels, B. & Fleming, A. (2016). Sexuality education and intellectual disability: Time to address the challenge. Sexuality and Disability, 34(2), 215-225. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-016-9427-y
  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. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2013.805823
  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. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.017707 
  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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078802
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/110381200300006078 
  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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.04.007
  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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12343
  42. Sakellariou, D. (2006). If not the disability, then what? Barriers to reclaiming sexuality following spinal cord injury. Sexuality and Disability, 24, 101-111. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11195-006-9008-6
  43. Sakellariou, D. (2012). Sexuality and disability: A discussion on care of the self. Sexuality and Disability, 30, 187-197. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11195-011-9219-3
  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. https://doi.org/10.3928/15394492-20131217-01
  45. Shildrick, M. (2007). Contested pleasures: The sociopolitical economy of disability and sexuality. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 4, 53-66. https://dx.doi.org/10.1525/srsp.2007.4.1.53
  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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215508094710
  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. https://doi.org/10.1002/1531-8249(200101)49:1<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. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.754953
  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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-007-9044-x
  50. Tepper, M. S. (2000). Sexuality and disability: The missing discourse of pleasure. Sexuality and Disability, 18, 283-290. https://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005698311392 
  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:SEDI.0000010070.46481.17
  53. Vardi, Y., Gruenwald, I., Sprecher, E., Gertman, I., & Yartnitsky, D. (2000). Normative values for female genital sensation. Urology, 56(6), 1035-1040. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0090-4295(00)00850-5
  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. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.751134
  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. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1694
  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.