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Shayestehkhou S, Moshtagh Bidokhti N, Pourshahbaz A. The Effectiveness of Project RESPECT in Reducing Sexual Risk Behaviors of Male-to-Female Transgender Patients. PCP. 2013; 1 (2) :83-88
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-41-en.html

1- MSc.
2- PhD Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- PhD
Abstract:   (1514 Views)

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of Project RESPECT in reducing sexual risk behaviors of male to female transgender patients.

Methods: In an interventional, quasi-experimental and case-control study, 30 transgenderpatients (male to female) with high-risk sexual behaviors were selected and divided into two experimental and control groups. Transgender patients in experimental group received a four– session intervention conducted one session per week individually, but control group received no intervention. The instruments include demographic and Sexual Risk Behavior questionnaires. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, chi square and percent differences.

Results: Although frequency of sexual risk behaviors did not change significantly inexperimental group, higher sexual risk behaviors were reduced significantly (P&le0.01).

Conclusion: Project RESPECT is more effective in reducing higher sexual risk behaviors than frequency of sexual risk behaviors among male to female transgender patients.

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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2012/09/10 | Accepted: 2013/02/8 | Published: 2013/04/1

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