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NCJ Number: 219970 Find in a Library
Title: Consequences of Compulsive Sexual Behavior: The Preliminary Reliability and Validity of the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Consequences Scale
Journal: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity  Volume:44  Issue:3  Dated:2007  Pages:207-220
Author(s): Frederick Muench; Jon Morgenstern; Eric Hollander; Thomas Irwin; Ann O'Leary; Jeffrey T. Parsons; Milton L. Wainberg; Betty Lai
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: U62 CCU217852
Type: Test/Measurement
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This exploratory study examined the psychometric properties, descriptive features, and ability to detect change over time of a measure designed to assess the consequences of compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) in 34 gay and bisexual men enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled medication trial that tested the effectiveness of a treatment program.
Abstract: The 21-item Compulsive Sexual Behavior Consequences Scale (CSBCS) detected changes in symptoms over the course of the 12-week period. Items related to intimate relationships were most resistant to change, and items related to intrapersonal conflict and impulse control were most likely to change. There were no differences in the reduction of consequences between medication and placebo groups. Consequences of CSB correlated only moderately with frequency measures which suggest that these constructs should be examined separately. The findings suggest that measuring the consequences of CSB can reveal important clues about the personal domains most affected by CSB, identify those domains that are resistant to change, and aid in individualized treatment planning. Study data were obtained during a randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study that assessed the effectiveness and tolerability of citalopram during a 12-week treatment program for 28 outpatient subjects with CSB. The primary outcome measure was the CSBCS, which was adapted from the Inventory of Drug Use Consequences. A second measure, the Primary Appraisal Measure: Compulsive Sexual Behavior, was adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Primary Appraisal measure. 3 tables and 27 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Instrument validation; Program evaluation; Psychosexual behavior; Sexual addiction; Sexual behavior; Socialization; Treatment effectiveness
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