Evaluation of sexual function, quality of life, and mental and physical health in pregnant women.

  • Amir Nik-Azin Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Humanity, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Reza Nainian Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Humanity, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mahnaz Zamani Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Arak Science and Research Branch, Arak, Iran.
  • Marjan Rabani Bavojdan Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Sistan and Balochestan University, Zahedan, Iran.
  • Mozhgan Rabani Bavojdan Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran.
  • Marjan Jamali Motlagh Department of Psychology, University of science & culture, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Mental and Physical Health, Quality of Life, Sexual Function

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate sexual function and its relationship with quality of life, and mental and physical health in pregnant women.Materials and methods: Obtained results showed that 59 (39/3%) pregnant women were "very dissatisfied", 25 (16/7%) women were "moderately dissatisfied", 64 (42/7%) women were "both satisfied and unsatisfied", only 2 (1/3%) women were relatively satisfied, and no one was "very satisfied". There is a significantly negative weak correlation between female sexual function with anxiety and depression, while there is a significantly positive weak correlation between female sexual function with the general quality of life, psychological health and environment dimensions. Only depression predicts female sexual function significantly. The women more than 10 years passed of their marriage showed more sexual satisfaction compared to those less than 10 years passed of their marriage (p< 0.05). The roles of predictive variables in sexual dissatisfaction, as well as the limitations for the study are discussed in the article.Results: Obtained results showed that 59 (39/3%) pregnant women were "very dissatisfied", 25 (16/7%) women were "moderately dissatisfied", 64 (42/7%) women were "both satisfied and unsatisfied", only 2 (1/3%) women were relatively satisfied, and no one was "very satisfied". There is a significantly negative weak correlation between female sexual function with anxiety and depression, while there is a significantly positive weak correlation between female sexual function with the general quality of life, psychological health and environment dimensions. Only depression predicts female sexual function significantly. The women more than 10 years passed of their marriage showed more sexual satisfaction compared to those less than 10 years passed of their marriage (p< 0.05). The roles of predictive variables in sexual dissatisfaction, as well as the limitations for the study are discussed in the article.Conclusion: Depression as same as environment heath had an important effect on sexual satisfaction in pregnant women and so assessment of depression and environment health in medical program for pregnant women is necessary. Also considering decrease in sexual satisfaction in aging training new methods for sexuality can be useful.

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Nik-Azin A, Nainian MR, Zamani M, Bavojdan MR, Bavojdan MR, Motlagh MJ. Evaluation of sexual function, quality of life, and mental and physical health in pregnant women. JFRH. 7(4):171-.
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