The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 14
Page No. 3506 - 3509

Relationship Between Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms and Body Image and Quality of Life in Women

Authors : Elnaz Hayati and Shahrbanoo Ghahari

Abstract: There is a significant amount of information about the relationship between general health and quality of life. Quality of life could be influenced by many individual’s psychological and environmental factors. In this study, we aimed to determine the relationship between sexual dysfunction and body image which are two relevant issues in women, and their quality of life. In this cross-sectional study, 150 married women between 20-50 years referred to the three hospitals and gynecology clinics for routine check-ups in three districts in Tehran, Iranin 2015. They were selected voluntarily. Participants were asked to complete Bem sex-role inventory, Fisher body image scale and WHOQOL- BREF questionnaire. To analyze data, descriptive methods as well as Pearson and logistic regression tests in SPSS-22 were used. Sexual dysfunction and body image were negatively related to quality of life in women. Both variables can anticipate quality of life among this population. The problems with sexual functioning and body image should prompt physicians to routinely include them when assessing women’s quality of life.

How to cite this article:

Elnaz Hayati and Shahrbanoo Ghahari, 2016. Relationship Between Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms and Body Image and Quality of Life in Women. The Social Sciences, 11: 3506-3509.

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