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
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.