Sexual self-efficacy: Affection, sexual communication, and self-acceptance as significant factors related to sexual function on menopausal women in Indonesia

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to analyze the relationship of sexual self-efficacy: affection, sexual communication, and self-acceptance and sexual function on menopausal women in Indonesia. Method: An analytical, descriptive design with a cross-sectional approach was used in this study. We recruited 360 menopausal women in a suburban area in Depok Indonesia using consecutive sampling method. Measurements were made using the Sexual Self-efficacy Scale for Female Functioning (SSES-F), Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and the demographic data questionnaires. Results: Most of the menopausal women have sexual dysfunction with the average score of FSFI 19.34 and decreased self-efficacy score with the average score of 31.91. There is a significant relationship between sexual self-efficacy: affection, sexual communication, and self-acceptance and sexual function in menopausal women (p-value <0.001). Conclusion: This study result implies the importance of assessing sexual self-efficacy needs as a part of the sexuality assessment in menopausal women. Therefore, improving sexual self-efficacy is of high importance to address the sexual dysfunction in menopausal women in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Menopause
  • Sexual function
  • Sexual self-efficacy

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