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|Title:||Sexual dysfunction risk and quality of life among women with a history of sexual abuse|
|Author:||Carreiro, Andrea V.|
Micelli, Ligia P.
Sousa, Maria H.
|Abstract:||To assess scores for sexual dysfunction risk and quality of life in a cohort of women in Brazil who had a history of sexual abuse. Methods The present study was a secondary analysis of a cross‐sectional study conducted between February 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. Women aged 18–49 years attending a family planning clinic at the University of Campinas, Brazil, who were in a heterosexual relationship and reported engaging in sexual intercourse in the 4 weeks prior to the study were enrolled. Participants were asked to complete the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire, Abbreviated Version, and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. Data were grouped based on a history of sexual abuse. An FSFI score of no higher than 26.55 was considered the cut off for sexual dysfunction. Results The prevalence of FSFI‐defined sexual dysfunction was higher in participants with a history of sexual abuse (P < 0.001) and participants with a history of sexual abuse had significantly lower scores across all quality of life domains. Conclusion Increased risk of sexual dysfunction among women with a history of sexual abuse suggests potential problems in the sex lives of individuals in this population. Healthcare professionals should be alert to this diagnosis|
|Subject:||Qualidade de vida|
|Appears in Collections:||FCM - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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