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Esmkhani M, Youseflo S, Hosseinzadeh M, Moharram Nezhadi-Fard M, Ghanbarpour F, Merghati Khoei E. A Comparison Sexual Function and Distress of Women with and without Breast Cancer: Zanjan, Iran. IJN 2023; 36 (142)
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1- Sexology, Medicine and dentistry School, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
2- Reproductive Health, Isfahan Medical Science University, Esfahan, Iran.
3- Measurement and Analytic, Tehran Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Midwifery, Zanjan Medical Sciences University, Zanjan, Iran.
5- Psychologist, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran.
6- Sexology, Tehran Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran. , effat_mer@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (58 Views)
Background and objective: Breast cancer is one of the most important challenges in health due to its impact on marital relationships. This study was conducted with the aim of comparing sexual health needs in women with and without BC.
Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, 120 women with BC and 80 healthy women were compared in terms of sexual function and distress. Data were collected using the available method using demographic questionnaires, (FSDSR) Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised questionnaire, and (FSFI) Female Sexual Function Index. Data analysis was done in SPSS 20 software using the Mann-Whitney test and one-way MANOVA analysis.
Results: The mean (STD) age in the BC group was 39.91 (8.14) and in the healthy group (6.80) was 30.36 years. The findings showed that the mean (STD) of sexual desire in the BC group (0.77) 5.22 is significantly lower than that of the healthy group (1.51), 6.05 (F=7.60), (0.007) P = 0) while other indicators of sexual function were not statistically significantly different between the two groups (P < 0.05). Also, there was no statistically significant difference between the two in terms of sexual distress (F=1.441 and P<0.05).
Conclusion: Sexual desire was the only sub-scale that was lower among other sub-scale of sexual function in women with BC than in healthy women. BC had no difference with healthy women in terms of sexual distress and other sub-scale of sexual function. Therefore, it seems that the sexual problems of women with BC require consideration and counseling solutions in terms of sexual function.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2022/12/27 | Accepted: 2023/06/22 | Published: 2023/06/22

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