Codéveloppement d'outils d'information pour promouvoir les échanges sur la sexualité en contexte de réadaptation en traumatologie

Authors: Marier Deschênes, Pascale
Advisor: Gagnon, Marie-PierreLamontagne, Marie-Eve
Abstract: Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to deal with sexual dysfunctions, to engage in sexual activities less frequently and to report a diminished sexual quality-of-life and satisfaction than healthy adults. Accordingly, addressing potential sexual issues during the rehabilitation of these individuals is recommended. However, most Quebec trauma rehabilitation programs report that this practice is not implemented. In addition, no French information on the subject is sufficiently accessible in terms of form and content to be understood by clients and used by rehabilitation professionals to support a discussion. The goal of this project was to co-create informative resources with adults with moderate to severe TBI (MSTBI) and life partners to foster exchanges on sexuality in rehabilitation. Two rounds of consultations including focus groups and individual interviews were first conducted. Participants were (a) adults who sustained a MSTBI in the last five years; b) partners of persons with a MSTBI. Preferences for the resources’ content and form were explored during the first round of consultations. Participants identified several subjects to be covered and showed preference for audiovisual content over written information. A prototype of a narrated Prezi presentation was first developed based on participants’ priorities. During the second round of consultations, participants’ impressions of the prototype and needs for modifications were documented. Changes were made accordingly, and additional resources were created. The user experience was positively assessed with six other participants during a third round of consultations. This patientoriented project led to the development of a sexuality information toolkit matching the interests and needs of adults with MSTBI.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 28 November 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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