The Relationship between Perfectionism and Sexual Function in Infertile Women

Aghamohammdian Sharbaf, Hamid Reza and Zarezade Kheibari, Shiva and Horouf Ghanad, Masoumeh and Hokm Abadi, Mohammad Ebrahim (2014) The Relationship between Perfectionism and Sexual Function in Infertile Women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 17 (97). pp. 9-17.

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Introduction: Infertility is accompanied by physical and psychosocial stress and perfectionism is accompanied by overly critical self and others' evaluations. So, these two factors may cause sexual disorders by increasing the stress. The main aim of this study was to determine the relationship between perfectionism and sexual function of infertile women in Mashhad, Iran. Methods: This correlation-descriptive study was conducted in 2012 on 200 infertile women were selected by availability sampling method from infertility centers of Mashhad, Iran. Women were examined with multiple perfectionism scale (MPS) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16, regression analysis and Pearson correlation tests. P value less than 0.001 was considered significant. Results: The different aspects of perfectionism (self-oriented, other-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism) had significant negative relationship with sexual function in infertile women (p<0.001); the more perfectionism make less sexual function in infertile women. In addition among of different aspects of perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism has more significant relationship with sexual function (p=0.014). Conclusion: Different aspects of perfectionism, especially socially prescribed perfectionism lead infertile women to have more stress and the stress threatens women’s sexual function.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 16:43

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