Nurse-led sexual rehabilitation to rebuild sexuality and intimacy after treatment for gynaecological cancer: a randomised controlled trial (abridged secondary publication)
KM Chow1, WHC Chan Yip1, J Porter-Steele2, KY Siu3, KC Choi1
1 The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
2 Choices Program, The Wesley Hospital, Queensland, Australia
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
  1. A nurse-led sexual rehabilitation programme is effective in improving sexual function in terms of reducing vaginal problems during sexual intercourse and enhancing partners’ sexual interest, compared with traditional care, among Hong Kong Chinese women treated for gynaecological cancer.
  2. Qualitative comments from participants indicated that the interventions provided informational and psychological support, which facilitated rebuilding sexuality and intimacy.
  3. Sexual rehabilitation interventions delivered by trained nurses should be included in routine clinical practice for patients with gynaecological cancer in Hong Kong.