Volume 21, Issue 70 (12-2020)                   Zanko J Med Sci 2020, 21(70): 53-62 | Back to browse issues page

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shahhosseinitazik S, rahimitaqanaki C, mohammadi N. Predicting the Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women: the Role of Sexual self-schemas and Early Maladaptive Schemas. Zanko J Med Sci. 2020; 21 (70) :53-62
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Background and Aims: One of the most important part of life of women, which is affected by hormonal, cognitive and social changes during menopause and also has a significant impact on their quality of life, is their sexual function. The aim of this study was to predict the sexual function in postmenopausal women based on the role of sexual self-schemas and early maladaptive schemas.
Materials and Methods: This study isa cross-sectional analytical study. The statistical population was consisted of all postmenopausal women referring to Mashhad Health Center in 2019 and 2020. First, 7 health centers were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling method and then, using purposeful sampling method, 135 postmenopausal women were selected as the sample. First, as a screening process, an interview and a checklist for menopausal symptoms were administered , then, the subjects who met the entering criteria filled out Women's Sexual self-Schemas (Sirvanovski and Anderson, 1994), Female Sexual Performance Scale (BISF-W) and Incompatible Schematic (Yang, 1998) Questionnaires.
Results: The results of multiple regression and Pearson’s correlation analyses showed that passionate-romantic sexual self-schema positively at the level of 0.05,shy-cautious sexual self-schema negatively at the level of 0.01 and all areas of early maladaptive schemas at least at the level of 0.05, predicted the sexual function of postmenopausal women.
Conclusion: From these findings, it can be concluded that women who have higher scores of shy-cautious sexual schemas and early maladaptive schemas have poorer sexual function and experience more problems in this aspect of their lives. Conversely, high scores on passionate sexual schemes predict desirable sexual performance.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/08/18 | Accepted: 2020/09/6 | ePublished: 2020/12/30

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