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IJPN 2018, 6(2): 33-40 Back to browse issues page
Investigating the Relationship between Sexual Function and Mental Health in Pregnant Females
Hamideh Hajnasiri, Nafiseh Aslanbeygi, Farnoosh Moafi, Maryam Mafi, Zahra Bajalan *
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Qazvin, Iran. , z.bajalan64@gmail.com
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Introduction: Sexual function is part of life as well as a human behavior and is influenced by many biological, psychological, and social factors. Given the large extent of marital problems and lack of awareness about the complications of the dimensions of this fundamental motive, this study was conducted to determine the association between depression, anxiety, and stress and sexual function during pregnancy.
Methods: This study was a descriptive research conducted on 150 pregnant females referred to clinics affiliated to Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in the city of Qazvin, during year 2016. Samples were selected through convenience sampling. Demographic, Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and DASS21 questionnaires were used to gather data. Data were analyzed using SPSS software via descriptive statistics, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Spearman correlation coefficient, and multiple regression. The level of significance was considered at P < 0.05.
Results: Overall, 33.3% of pregnant females had sexual dysfunction. The mean and standard deviation scores for sexual function, depression, stress, and anxiety were respectively 44.7 ± 26.11, 9.86 ± 3.02, 11.79 ± 3.52, and 10.34 ± 2.99. Sexual functioning was correlated with depression and stress in the first and second trimester (P < 0.05). However, there was no significant correlation between sexual functioning and anxiety in any trimester (P > 0.05).
Conclusions: Given the high prevalence of sexual and mental disorders during pregnancy, pregnant females and their partners need counseling about physical and psychological changes in pregnancy.

Keywords: Mental Health, Sexual Function, Pregnancy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/01/9 | Accepted: 2018/05/21 | Published: 2018/05/21 | ePublished: 2018/05/21
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Hajnasiri H, Aslanbeygi N, Moafi F, Mafi M, Bajalan Z. Investigating the Relationship between Sexual Function and Mental Health in Pregnant Females. IJPN. 2018; 6 (2) :33-40
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