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2014, 12(4): 168-172 Back to browse issues page
The role of body image on sexual function of married women nurses in Tehran
Azizeh Alizadeh , Mohamad Barati , Eisa Alizadeh , Amir Hosein Rahnejat , Vahid Donyavi , Maryam Azizi
Department of Psychiatric Nursing, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , m.azizi_411@yahoo.com
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  Purpose: Body image is a person’s body shape in his/her mind. Negative body image is associated

  with low self-esteem, depression, eating disorder and body dimorphic disorder. The aim of

  this study was to investigate the role of body image on sexual performance of married women

  nurses in Tehran.

  Materials and Methods: In this correlation study, 200 married women nurses working in public

  and military hospitals in Tehran were selected by multistage sampling method. Fisher’s body

  image questionnaire and female sexual function index were used for data elicitation. Lastly,

  190 questionnaires were fully answered and considered for the analyses.

  Results: Body satisfaction positively and significantly correlates with desirable sexual function

  ( r = 0.156, P = .002). Increasing body image scores can increase sexual function in married

  women nurses.

  Conclusion: Body image can predict a woman nurse’s sexual function. So, better sexual function

  can be achieved by improving body image in married women nurses.


Keywords: body image, sexual function, married nurses, Tehran, military hospitals, public hospitals.
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Type of Study: Original (Research) | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/10/18 | Accepted: 2015/01/24 | Published: 2015/01/24
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Alizadeh A, Barati M, Alizadeh E, Rahnejat A H, Donyavi V, Azizi M. The role of body image on sexual function of married women nurses in Tehran. Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2014; 12 (4) :168-172
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