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1- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
2- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Aging Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran. , farshbafa@tbzmed.ac.ir
3- School of Nursing and Midwifery, khoramabad, Iran.
Abstract:   (63 Views)
Background: Sexuality is an important and inseparable part of the life of every woman. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has a major influence on quality of life and can lead to personal distress and anxiety. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and predisposing factors in women.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 400 outpatient women aged 15-49, who had a health record in the health care centers of Rasht, Iran during 2015-2016. Samples were selected through multi-stage cluster sampling method. Data collection tool included demographics and reproductive history, the standard questionnaire of female sexual function index (FSFI). Total and sub-domains' mean scores of sexual function and frequency of sexual dysfunction were determined. Multivariate linear regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of sexual dysfunction, through SPSS 13.
Results: The mean±SD score of total FSFI was 28.14±3.82, ranging from 2 to 36. The frequency of sexual dysfunction was 34.3% in total. Multivariate linear regression analysis showed a significant correlation between FSFI and some factors including age, education level, age at menarche, frequency of sex, and knowledge on sexual function. These factors accounted for 12% of the variance in the sexual function index of women.
Conclusions: Considering the critical impact of sexual function on the health of couples, paying attention to sexual function in women and its predictors are important to help and plan prevention programs.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Psychology and Psychiatry

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