Sensuality, communication, and self-acceptance as significant factors related to sexual function in infertile women in Jakarta, Indonesia

Susanaria Alkai, Yati Afiyanti, Budi Wiweko

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to identify the relationships of the sexual self-efficacy with the sexual function in infertile women. Method: This cross-sectional study involved 105 women with infertility who participated in the study by completing the questionnaires of Sexual Self-Efficacy for female and Female Sexual Function Index. Results: The results show the significant relationships of the sensuality, communication, and self-acceptance with the sexual function of the women with infertility (p-value = 0.021, 0.037, 0.018, respectively). Conclusions: These relationships partially reflect the complex and unique situation of the women with infertility in their life span. Nurses should always apply the caring principles and therapeutic communication while interacting with the women with an infertility problem.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Infertility
  • Sexual function
  • Sexual self-efficacy
  • Social-culture

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