Sexual function and quality-of-life-related problems during the menopausal period

GÖZÜYEŞİL E. , Surucu S. G. , ALAN S.

JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, cilt.23, sa.14, ss.1769-1780, 2018 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1359105317742194
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1769-1780


This study aims to evaluate the relationship between the sexual functions and quality of life and the problems during menopausal period. This descriptive, cross-sectional study included a total of 317 women. The mean total Female Sexual Function Index score was 18.8 +/- 8.7, while the mean total Sexual Quality of Life Questionnaire-Female score was 72.7 +/- 13.7. Sexual dysfunction was found in 82 percent. There was a positive significant correlation between the total Female Sexual Function Index scores and total Sexual Quality of Life Questionnaire-Female scores (p < 0.05). Our study results suggest that women do not often experience serious menopausal symptoms, but have sexual dysfunction with a moderate sexual quality of life.