Vol - 28, Issue - 09
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-06-10-2021-978
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Abstract : To determine the association of quality of life with sexual dysfunction in female hemodialysis patients. A crossectional study. At Karachi Institute of Kidney disease from December 2019 to February 2020. All female patients who were on hemodialysis for more than 6 months, living with their spouse and willing to participate were included. Those who were unmarried, had mental disorder and not agreeable to participate were excluded. Data was gathered about age, education, occupation, menstruation status, co-morbid, duration of dialysis and duration of kidney disease. The WHO Quality of life scale (WHO-QOL)-BREF was used to assess the quality of life while sexual dysfunction was gauged with female sexual function Index (FSFI). SPSS 25 was used for the analysis of the data. In this study, the mean age of the participants was 43.56+ 10.31. Female sexual scale score was low across all domains. Quality of life was reduced in all sub categories but specifically low score in physical and mental components. Pearson correlation showed a negative relationship between the mental domain and arousal, lubrication, satisfaction and pain constituents of FSD which were statistically significant (P<0.05). However there were no significant association in between the other domains of quality of life and sexual dysfunction (P>0.05). Hemodialysis dependent female patients have impaired quality of life associated with sexual dysfunction. Regular assessment of female sexual dysfunction should be a routine at hemodialysis units.

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