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The influence of bronchial asthma on the quality of life and sexual functioning of women.
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PMID:  18204179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of bronchial asthma on quality of life and sexual functioning of women. The study was conducted in a population of 72 women aged 18-45 (31 women treated for bronchial asthma and 41 healthy women). A specific questionnaire with a Polish version of Short Form-36 and Female Sexual Function Index was used as a research tool in this study. We found that the quality of life parameters for women with asthma were lower than for the controls in the following aspects: limitations due to physical health, limitations due to emotional problems, social functioning, energy/fatigue and emotional well-being. Asthmatic women showed worse sexual functioning in sexual arousal, lubrication, orgasm, sexual satisfaction, and pain domain. Sexual dysfunctions were diagnosed in 25.8% of asthmatic women and 17.1% of controls (P>0.05). In conclusion, bronchial asthma decreases quality of life and sexual functioning among women.
V Skrzypulec; A Drosdzol; K Nowosielski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physiology and pharmacology : an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society     Volume:  58 Suppl 5     ISSN:  0867-5910     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-21     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114501     Medline TA:  J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Women's Health Chair, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / psychology*
Body Mass Index
Data Collection
Libido / physiology
Middle Aged
Quality of Life / psychology*
Regression Analysis
Sexuality / psychology*
Socioeconomic Factors

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