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Sexual dysfunction among young married women in southern India.
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PMID:  22531958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to identify the nature, prevalence, and factors associated with female sexual disorders (FSD). METHODS: We assessed 150 women using the following instruments: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM IV), Sexual Disorders, Female Sexual Function Index, World Health Organization Quality of Life BREF (WHOQOL-BREF), an abbreviated version of the WHOQOL-100, and a pro forma to record sociodemographic and clinical details. Descriptive statistics were calculated and multivariable logistic regression models used to adjust for confounders. RESULTS: A third of the 150 women met DSM IV criteria for FSD. The common disorders were hypoactive desire (16.67 %) and arousal (14.67) and orgasmic disorders (18 %). Women with any DSM IV diagnosis of sexual disorder had a poorer QOL (t = -3.1; df = 148; p = 0.002) in general and had impaired social relationships (t = -3.5; df = 148; p = 0.001) and lower environmental scores (t = -2.8; df = 148; p = 0.005) in particular. CONCLUSIONS: A minority of women reported sexual dysfunction. Hypoactive desire and arousal and orgasmic disorders were the common conditions. The presence of dysfunction was associated with poor QOL.
Authors:
Karuna Mary Varghese; Ramandeep Bansal; Aruna Nitin Kekre; K S Jacob
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-3023     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101567041     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, Pin code- 632002.
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