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Investigation of factors affecting sexual disorders in women with breast cancer

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(2017) Investigation of factors affecting sexual disorders in women with breast cancer. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. pp. 1576-1580. ISSN 09751459 (ISSN)

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Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer and the second cause of death among women, affecting individuals’ sexual function. Considering the effect of sexual function on various aspects of individuals’ life. The present study aimed to investigate factors affecting sexual disorders among women with breast cancer. Across-sectional case-control study was conducted on 104 women with and without breast cancer referring to Hamadan Charity Health Assembly and Fatemiyeh Hospital in 2015. The data were collected through demographic characteristics questionnaire and FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using SPSS/V21, descriptive statistics, chi-square test, and t-test. The age average and standard deviation for the patients and non-patients were50.02±12.07 and 49.65±11.19, respectively. No statistically significant difference was observed between the groups. 100 (52) of the patients with breast cancer and 1.92 (1) of the healthy individuals had sexual dysfunction. The highest disorder in patients with breast cancer was decreased sexual desire (0.83±0.95) and the lowest was painful intercourse (1.43±0.703). A significant difference was observed between the individuals with and without sexual dysfunction in terms of exercise history, birth control (contraception) method, surgery history, and chemotherapy and radiotherapy history (P<0.0001). Sexual education of patients during treatment or holding sexual workshops in breast cancer clinics, oncology centers, and hospitals and performing aerobic and anaerobic exercises are recommended since the sexual function of patients with breast cancer is influenced by this disease and its relevant treatment. © 2017, Pharmainfo Publications. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Alimohamadi, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Breast cancer Effective factors Sexual function Women aerobic exercise anaerobic exercise Article case control study chemotherapy contraception controlled study cross-sectional study data analysis female female sexual dysfunction Female Sexual Function Index genital injury human major clinical study mastectomy multiple sclerosis ovariectomy sexual arousal sexual education sexual satisfaction vaginal lubrication
Page Range: pp. 1576-1580
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 9
Number: 9
ISSN: 09751459 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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