A study of the main determinants of sexual dysfunction in women aged 15-45 years on chronic hemodialysis

Hekmat, R. and Maghsudloo, F. and Mohebi, M. and Rezaee, S. A. and Vakili, R. and Panah, H. R. (2016) A study of the main determinants of sexual dysfunction in women aged 15-45 years on chronic hemodialysis. Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, 27 (5). pp. 916-920.

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Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a common problem in patients with the end-stage renal disease. In contrast to SD in males, relatively little work has been performed in the field of SD in females. In this study, we tried to identify the main determinants of SD in women aged 15-45year-old on chronic hemodialysis (HD). One hundred-forty female patients aged 15-45-year-old on chronic HD were studied in the winter of the year 2013. Healthy relatives of the patients were chosen as controls and matched for age, level of education, marital status, and income. Both cases and controls were interviewed by the same female interviewer. The Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX) was used as a questionnaire. A significant correlation was found between the total ASEX score and age and duration on HD (r = 0.599, P = 0.003 and r = 0.434, P = 0.043, respectively). No correlation was found between serum hemoglobin, parathormone, creatinine, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and urea reduction ratio and the ASEX score. Moreover, the correlation between the ASEX score and socioeconomic parameters like level of education and monthly income was not significant (all P >0.1). There was a significant difference in the total ASEX score between cases and controls (16.31 ± 2.50 vs. 9.80 ± 4.21, P <0.001). Our study suggests that sexual function in chronic hemodialyzed female patients is mainly impacted by age and duration on HD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent adult chronic kidney failure female hemodialysis human middle aged questionnaire sexual dysfunction young adult Humans Kidney Failure, Chronic Renal Dialysis Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: WP Gynecology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 07:24
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 07:24
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/13033

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