Sexual Self-concept and Its Relationship to Depression, Stress and Anxiety in Postmenopausal Women.

Heidari, Mohammad and Ghodusi, Mansureh and Rafiei, Hossein (2017) Sexual Self-concept and Its Relationship to Depression, Stress and Anxiety in Postmenopausal Women. Journal of menopausal medicine, 23 (1). pp. 42-48. ISSN 2288-6478


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OBJECTIVES Women in menopause have the more mood swings than before menopause. At the same time seem to sexual self-concept and sexual aspects of self-knowledge has a great impact on their mental health. This study aimed to investigate the sexual self-concept and its relationship to depression, stress and anxiety in postmenopausal women's. METHODS In this descriptive correlation research, 300 of postmenopausal women referred to healthcare and medical treatment centers in Abadeh city were selected by convenience sampling method. The information in this study was collected by using questionnaires of multidimensional sexual self-concept and depression anxiety stress scale 21 (DASS-21). For data analysis, SPSS/17 software was used. RESULTS The results showed the mean score positive sexual self-concept was 41.03 ± 8.66 and the average score of negative sexual self in women's was 110.32 ± 43.05. As well as scores of depression, stress, and anxiety, 35.67%, 32.33% and 37.67% respectively were in severe level. Positive and negative sexual self-concept scores with scores of stress, anxiety, and depression, of post-menopausal women in the confidence of 0.01, is significantly correlated (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS Being stress, anxiety, and depression in severe level and also a significant correlation between increased stress, anxiety and depression with negative and weak self-concept of women's, it is necessary to devote more careful attention to mental health issues of women's and have appropriate interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety; Depression; Menopause; Self-concept; Stress, psychological
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WP Gynecology
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2017 05:55
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 05:55

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