The Effect of Education on Sexual Health of Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Document Type: Original article

Authors

1 Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Community Based Psychiatric Care Research Center, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

5 Department of Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

6 Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Behbahan University of Medical Sciences, Behbahan, Iran

Abstract

AbstractIntroduction: Sexuality constitutes an important part of women's life. Healthy and proper sexual functioning is one of the signs of physical and mental health. The aim of this study was to identify effect of training on sexual health of women with reduced sexual desire. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial. The participants were 80 married women at reproductive age who were randomly assigned to two groups of placebo and training and participated in this study after completing Hurlbert index of sexual desire. To analyze the data, independent and paired t-test and Chi-square test were used.Results: The results showed that increased score of sexual desire in the intervention group (67.43±75.48) was significantly higher than that of the control group (43.8±42.7) (p<0.05). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that sexual health training was effective for women with reduced sexual desire. Keywords: training, sexual health, reduced sexual desire

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