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F. Mojdeh, M.Sc, S. Zeighami Mohamadi, M.Sc.. The Relationship between Depression and Sexual Function Index among Married Women. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2013; 21 (1) :41-51
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Background: Sexual dysfunction is a common problem in women and has negative effects on their quality of life. Several factors affect sexual function. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between depression and sexual function index among married women.
Methods: This is a descriptive- analytical study that was conducted on 200 womenreferred to the health clinic of Hazrat Ali hospital in Karaj on 2009. Samples were selected based on simple randomized method. Data was collected by interview. The used instruments included demographic data form, depression scale of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies (CES-D) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Data was analyzed by SPSS software, using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and logistic regression.
Results: The findings indicated that the mean score of female Sexual Function Index was 20.59±5.10(1.2-36 range) and their mean score of depression was17.61 ±11.63(0-60 range). Among the studied women 31.5% had mild to moderate depression and 98.5% had sexual dysfunction. The most common sexual problems were sexual arousal disorder 36%, sexual dissatisfaction 20% and orgasm disorder 16.5%. There were found significant associations between depression and sexual desire (OR 1.4, 95% CI 1.6-16.07) and depression and orgasm (OR 1.96, 95% CI 0. 02-0.72).
Conclusion: Sexual function is associated with one's mental status, so paying attention to sexual problems in depressed patients and also assessing and treating depression in patients with sexual disorders are recommended.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Accepted: 2016/02/14 | Published: 2016/02/14

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