Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 10 - 2020
Stages of Change and Sexual Satisfaction in Users of Psychoactive Substances in a Health Centre of the Metropolitan District of Quito-Ecuador
Estuardo Beethoven Paredes Morales*, Carlos Gabriel Boada Ortiz, Pamela Michelle Ortiz Orellana and Samuel Paredes Revelo
Faculty of Psychological Sciences, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
*Corresponding Author: Estuardo Beethoven Paredes Morales, Faculty of Psychological Sciences, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.
Received: June 16, 2020; Published: September 30 2020


This research sought to determine the stages of change of Prochaska and DiClemente and the levels of sexual satisfaction (SS) in which people who consume psychoactive substances of the Intensive Outpatient Service (UPS) of a health center in the Metropolitan District of Quito are. Taking into account that the stages of change are the temporary phases through which individuals consuming psychoactive substances go through in their rehabilitation and that Sexual Satisfaction generates feelings, emotions, sensations, which are displaced from the sexual act and the affective closeness within the couple relationship. The objective of the present study is how the variables in this population are related; the methodology is of a quantitative approach, non-experimental cross-sectional design; In a population of 160 men, in the ages between 20 and 40 years, two scales were applied to determine depending on the variables and a socio-demographic record. The main results are: the population’s sexual satisfaction average is relatively high (61.25 on a basis of 100), just as a higher average was obtained at the stage of change of contemplation (53.75 on a basis of 100), among others results. As conclusions, the need for psychological intervention in the area of sexuality in substance users is raised, as well as allowing significant leaps to the next stages of change as it is believed that it will help in an appropriate way in their commitment and conviction of change.

Keywords: Stages of Change; Sexual Satisfaction; Sexuality; Psychoactive Substance Use; Intensive Outpatient Programme (Iop)


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Citation: Estuardo Beethoven Paredes Morales., et al. “Stages of Change and Sexual Satisfaction in Users of Psychoactive Substances in a Health Centre of the Metropolitan District of Quito-Ecuador”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.9 (2020): 45-52.

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