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Depressive Symptoms as a Predictor of Sexual Function during Pregnancy.
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PMID:  22897117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Introduction.  Biopsychological and sociocultural factors have been reported to be associated with sexual function in pregnancy. To date, very few studies have focused on the relationship between sexual function and depression during pregnancy. Aim.  To determine whether depressive symptoms predict overall sexual function, desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain during pregnancy by using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Methods.  Pregnant women undergoing prenatal examinations were randomly selected for this cross-sectional investigation. The study included 555 pregnant women who completed the Taiwanese versions of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), FSFI, and a demographic questionnaire during pregnancy. Main Outcome Measures.  CES-D scores for depressive symptoms, scores for overall sexual function on the FSFI, and the FSFI domains: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. Results.  After adjusting for demographic factors, CES-D scores during the first trimester negatively predicted overall sexual function (P = 0.0004), arousal (P = 0.0104), lubrication (P = 0.0016), orgasm (P = 0.0022), and pain (P < 0.0001). Moreover, CES-D scores during the third trimester negatively predicted sexual desire (P = 0.0005) and satisfaction (P < 0.0001). Furthermore, gestational age negatively predicted overall sexual function, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and pain (all P < 0.0001). Parity was a positive predictor of overall sexual function, arousal, lubrication, and orgasm (all P < 0.0005). Medical conditions were positive predictors of sexual desire (P = 0.0023). Conclusions.  The present study revealed that depressive symptom scores during early and late pregnancy were significant negative predictors of sexual function during pregnancy. Chang S-R, Ho H-N, Chen K-H, Shyu M-K, Huang L-H, and Lin W-A. Depressive symptoms as a predictor of sexual function during pregnancy. J Sex Med **;**:**-**.
Shiow-Ru Chang; Hong-Nerng Ho; Kuang-Ho Chen; Ming-Kwang Shyu; Lian-Hua Huang; Wei-An Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of sexual medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1743-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sex Med     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101230693     Medline TA:  J Sex Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 International Society for Sexual Medicine.
School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan College of Medicine and Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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