The effect of sexual education based on sexual health model on the sexual function of women with infertility

Marvi, N. and Golmakani, N. and Miri, H. H. and Esmaily, H. (2019) The effect of sexual education based on sexual health model on the sexual function of women with infertility. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 24 (6). pp. 444-450.

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Abstract

Background: Infertility has deep psychological impacts on the sexual function of women such as a sense of fear, failure, and incompetence. It can also result in reduced sexual desire, unattained orgasm, and other sexual disorders. However, sexual education is assumed to improve the sexual function in these cases. Therefore, we study the effect of sexual education based on Sexual Health Model (SHM) on sexual function disorders in women with infertility. Materials and Methods: A singleblind, randomized controlled trial was conducted on 108 women with infertility (54 intervention group and 54 control group) aged between 18 and 40 years at the Milad Infertility Center of Mashhad in 2016. The intervention comprised three 90-min sessions administered during 1 week. At first, a pretest (Female Sexual Function Index FSFI) was completed, and 1 month after the end of the intervention, the posttest (FSFI) was completed. To analyze the data, independent t-test, Mann-Whitney test, and Wilcoxon test were run. Results: The mean (Standard Deviation SD) age of women and their spouses was 30.61 (5.42) and 34.42 (5.73)years, respectively. Results of Mann-Whitney test showed that after 1 month of intervention, there was a significant difference between intervention and control groups (Z = -4.87, p < 0.001). Moreover, results of Wilcoxon test showed a significant difference in the sexual function in the intervention group before and after the intervention (Z = 2.81, p < 0.001). Conclusions: Given the positive effects of SHM-based sexual education, this method could be considered as a subset of sexual education materials used for women with infertility suffering from sexual disorders. © 2019 Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Marvi, N.; Department of Midwifery, School Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: Golmakanin@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infertility Iran sex education
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2020 07:36
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 07:36
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18496

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