Sexualidad en la mujer histerectomizada: Modelo predictivo al sexto mes posterior a la cirugía

Translated title of the contribution: A predictive model for the quality of sexual life in hysterectomized women

María Teresa Urrutia S, Alejandra Araya G, Soledad Rivera, Paola Viviani, Luis Villarroel

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Abstract

Background: The effects of hysterectomy on sexuality has been extensively studied. Aim: To establish a model to predict the quality of sexual life in hysterectomized women, six months after surgery. Material and Methods: Analytical, longitudinal and prospective study of 90 hysterectomized women aged 45±7 years. Two structured interviews at the time of surgery and six months later were carried out to determine the characteristics of sexuality and communication within the couple. Results: In the two interviews, communication and the quality of sexual life were described as "good" in 72 and 77% of women, respectively (NS). The variables that had a 40% influence on the quality of sexual life sixth months after surgery, were oophorectomy status, the presence of orgasm, the characteristics of communication and the basal sexuality with the couple. Conclusions: The sexuality of the hysterectomized women will depend, on a great extent, of pre-surgical variables. Therefore, it is important to consider these variables for the education of hysterectomized women.

Translated title of the contributionA predictive model for the quality of sexual life in hysterectomized women
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume135
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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