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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. The sexual desire in the middle-aged and senior women is one of the factors affecting their quality of life and psychological well-being. The present study was aimed to assess the sexual desire and related factors among married women aged years.

In this descriptive-analytical study, married menopausal women aged years were selected by cluster sampling method. The mean age of women was The low sexual desire score and its reduction with age and the presence of various diseases and factors affecting sexual desire highlight the importance of diagnostic screening, family related educational planning and the role of health care providers in the health status of the older adults.

Elderly is described as one of the most important periods of life that has been neglected. The changes in the physical appearance and the roles of older adults often led the community to forget that the older adults are not an isolated generation [ 1 ]. Health has a variety of dimensions, one of which is sexual health [ 2 ]. Sexual desire has been considered as one of the fundamental human needs, although this need goes beyond the biological realm and also has physiological, social and spiritual dimensions [ 2 ] [ 3 ]. The sexual desire can promote the growth of individual personality and relationship, and contribute to overall life stability, as well as provide opportunities to access new advancements and gain experience.

The sexual desire of the elderly people is in a challenge with a kind of indifference around the world because the culture of society and the general public does not acknowledge this need in elderly people and perceive sexual interests in elderly people as a deviant behavior [ 3 ] [ 5 ]. Sexual desire is not just for young people but it is one of the important dimensions of the lives of elderly people, especially those who had been sexually active throughout life.

Despite decreasing sexual relationships with age, feeling of interest, need for intimacy, communicating and sexual desire remain strong among elderly populations and is a motivator for continuing and improving the quality of their life. The elderly people through meeting these needs can take more pleasure in their lives [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ].

Gott et al. It has shown that women, compared to men, in the aging course are more concerned with cases such as the quality of the relationship or the rational health, among which the physiological factors of the relationship are more important to them and that the absence of the partner makes the elderly to seek alternative relationships [ 11 ] [ 12 ].

The of a study showed that the sexual desire of older adults is extensively influenced by the emotional and physical satisfaction of the individual, as well as the length of the relationship between the elderly and spouse, has been reported to be an important issue.

Moreover, the elderly following many years of life alongside the spouse can be sad because of death and is no longer involved with sex [ 7 ] [ 13 ]. The of a study showed that the sexual desire enhances the need of the elderly to interact with each other and respect for the partner [ 14 ].

Moreover, it has been shown that attitude toward the sexual desire is heavily influenced by the beliefs and attitudes of the ancients. The ancients spoke less explicitly about the sexual desire as if sexual pleasure was only special for men at the time and the role of women was the only sexual satisfaction of husband or reproduction [ 3 ] [ 5 ]. According to the abovementioned introduction, the sexual desire has merged with personality and identity and plays an important role in adapting and improving the quality of life of the elderly.

Further, because the sexual desire is ignored in older adults and is affected by certain factors, the present study was conducted to investigate the sexual desire and its related factors among married women aged years old who referred to Health centres in Sabzevar Iran in The present descriptive and analytical research was conducted on married menopausal women aged years who met the inclusion criteria. After obtaining approval from the Ethics Committee of Bojnurd University of Medical Sciences, the samples were collected by systematic cluster sampling method.

Thus, first, the city of Sabzevar was divided into four main clusters based on the statistics of households with married women aged years, the sample size was then calculated systematically in each health centre, and some medical cases were randomly selected at each centre. The female researcher referred to their address given in the case, and the sample was selected based on the criteria listed in the sample selection checklist after completing the informed consent form and measuring blood pressure and blood glucose to gain the trust of cooperation.

Exclusion criteria included the absence of depression and psychological illness known in the individual and the spouse, the absence of any physical, mental and motor disabilities, the lack of physical constraints and dependence of physical movement of women and spouses in the daily activities, no history of oophorectomy, hysterectomy and mastectomy in women, and no history of prostatectomy in a spouse. Before interviewing and completing the questionnaires, people were given explanations about the confidentiality of the information, the objectives and methods of study as well as how to answer the questions, in the condition that people had a mental readiness to answer the questions.

Data were collected using a demographic profile and SDI questionnaires. Demographic information questionnaire included a general profile of women and spouses age, occupation and educational level , characteristics of marital life menopause age, years of marriage, of pregnancies and of children , and questions on underlying diseases, drug use, and health status of the individuals.

The questionnaire consisted of 14 questions, including nine items for the sexual desire for the interpersonal relationship, four items for assessing the individual sexual desire and one question for any sexual desire in the individual. For questions 1, 2, 10 and 14, the respondent needed to select one out of eight options available.

The final score of the questionnaire was calculated by adding scores, giving a maximum score of For each question, the respondents were asked to choose which of the options is most similar to their thoughts and feelings of interest and desire for sexual activity in the last month.

The content validity method was used to verify the validity of the questionnaires. Thus, this form was set by studying the latest references in the field of research under the supervision of the supervisor and then introduced to 10 experts including the supervisor, consultants and faculty members of the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery at the Bojnurd University of Medical Sciences. The questionnaire was utilised after including the suggestions and amendments necessary to ensure its comprehensiveness.

At last, the descriptive statistics were used to describe the demographic variables using mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentage. The independent t-test was used to investigate the relationship between sexual desire score and disease and to compare the mean sexual desire scores in two age groups under 60 years and over 60 years; the analysis of variance ANOVA test to compare the sexual desire score for multivariate variables; Pearson correlation test to examine the relationship between quantitative variables such as the relationship between sexual desire and age of menopause, marital history, of pregnancies and of children according to the normal distribution of data.

All data were analysed by SPSS version 22 software. The present study was conducted on married women aged years. The age of menopause, marital history, of pregnancies and of children are listed in Table 1. The mean sexual desire score of women was Comparison of the mean sexual desire score in the two age groups of less and more than 60 years.

The underlying diseases were diabetes The used medications were anti-hypertensive The household income level in the majority of participants The description of most participants The of Pearson correlation coefficient showed a negative and ificant correlation of the sexual desire score with age of menopause, years of marriage, of pregnancies and of children Table 3. Relationship of the sexual desire score with age of menopause, years of marriage, of pregnancies and of children. According to the present findings, the sexual desire among middle-aged women was almost twice as high as senior women.

In a study on the elderly in the United States [ 15 ] using the same tool, the mean sexual desire score was reported to be higher than that of our study. Delamater et al. Meanwhile, the mean sexual desire in men was more than in women [ 16 ]. In a study Beigi et al. Similarly, da Silva et al. Sheikhan et al. A review study of Palacios et al. With the ageing of postmenopausal women in traditional societies, they often tend to be involved in caring for children, descendants and religious during this period, and the sexual activity is in their next priorities [ 22 ]; these were different from those obtained from some other developed societies [ 23 ] [ 24 ].

In the review study, Palacios et al. The sexual response, the sexual desire and the frequency of sexual intercourse in menopause are decreased with age, leading to the sexual dysfunction in women. This can be an important factor in reducing sexual function in postmenopausal women [ 25 ]. Ponholzer et al. The of this study showed that despite the high mean sexual desire score in employed women full time , there was no ificant relationship between the sexual desire score and the occupation of women. Further, the of a study on women aged years in Maryland USA [ 27 ] confirmed the of our study.

In a study, employed women had the sexual desire higher than homemakers, which could also affect the sexual satisfaction [ 28 ]. The of this study showed a ificant relationship between the sexual desire score and the educational level of women. Other studies showed that female sexual function is reduced by increasing educational level [ 29 ] [ 30 ]. In the current study, there was no ificant relationship between female sexual desire score and household income level, although it was close to the ificance level.

It has been shown that sexual function score was ificantly higher in women who had an adequate household income level [ 23 ] [ 17 ], but Tomic et al. This can be attributed to the fact that the adequate income provides peace of mind and subsequently sexual satisfaction [ 19 ] [ 31 ]. There was a ificant relationship between the sexual desire score of women and the educational level of the spouses. In the study of Sheikhan, there was also a ificant relationship between the sexual arousal and the educational level of the spouses, as Gonzalez et al.

The of this study indicated a negative relationship between the sexual desire score of women and age of menopause, marital history, of pregnancies and of children. In a study of Gutbrie et al. On the other hand, the sexual response in the postmenopausal women is more likely to result from the need for intimacy than the sexual arousal [ 25 ]. The of this study revealed that the sexual desire score in women had a ificant association with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, chronic ulcers, bladder and intestinal problems, and t and bone disorders.

No ificant relationship was found between the sexual desire score and the urinary tract infection, although close to the ificance level, due to the small sample size. In a study female sexual function was affected by some conditions including cancer, high cholesterol, chronic ulcer care, bladder and intestinal problems, diabetes, poor vision, gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, major surgery, t and bone problems, and general health status [ 31 ].

DeLamater et al. Diagnosis of diabetes, arthritis and depression was associated with a decrease in the sexual desire of women [ 16 ]. Our demonstrated a ificant relationship between female sexual desire score and taking five groups of drugs including antihypertensives, anticoagulants, insulin, cholesterol-lowering and cardiac drugs. In similar studies, such as the study of DeLamater et al.

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