Sexual function of women with Chronic Renal Failure Undergoing Hemodialysis and factors related to it
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : August 31, 2006,
5 (4); e7071
October 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 27, 2016
April 23, 2012
S , Bahrami Baba Heidari
T , Asadifard
F . Sexual function of women with Chronic Renal Failure Undergoing Hemodialysis and factors related to it,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: One of the important aspects of life quality is sexual function. Chronic
renal failure and its treatments have effect on sexual function. The aim of this
study was to investigate sexual function of women with chronic renal failure
undergoing hemodialysis and factors related to it.
Methods: In this cross sectional study, one hundred women with chronic renal
failure undergoing hemodialysis at four dialysis units in Karaj were interviewed
in 2011 and also their medical records were investigated. Sampling method was
census sampling. The instruments used included: demographic data form, the
(CES-D) center of epidemiologic studies of depression scale and Female
Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and World Health Organization life quality
(WHOQOL- BREF) questionnaire. Data was analyzed by SPSS software and
using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and coefficient Pearson correlation.
Results: The findings indicated that mean score of female sexual function
index was 13.22±8.58 (1.2-36 range) and 100% of women had score of female
sexual function index lower than 28. Sexual desire decrease, 62% sexual
arousal decrease, 52% vaginal lubrication decrease, 60% failure to orgasm,
33% sexual dissatisfaction and 54% dyspareunia were experienced. There were
significant inverse correlation between score of female sexual function index
undergoing hemodialysis with creatinine level (p=0.016), depression (p=0.016)
and positive correlation with hemoglobin level (p=0.001) and total score of life
quality (p=0.006). The presence of diabetes showed significant relationship
with score of female sexual function (p=0.049).
Conclusion: with regard to sexual dysfunction prevalence among women with
chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis and negative impact on life
quality, it seems that in order to provide holistic nursing care, assessment and
planning for treating it, is necessary.
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