Are the women with Sjogren's Syndrome satisfied with their sexual activity?

Objective: Females with Sjogren's Syndrome (SS) often experience vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, along with glandular and extraglandular symptoms. We aimed to evaluate sexual function and life quality in women with SS. Methods: Forty-six premenopausal women with SS and 47 age-matched controls were studied. Age, duration of the disease, medications, and comorbid diseases were noted. Participants completed 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Patients were asked about vaginal discharge and itching in the last month, and if they informed their rheumatologists about any sexual problems. Gynecologic examinations were performed and vaginal smears were taken on each participant. Results: The median total scores of FSFI were significantly lower in the SS group than the controls [17.12 (2.4-27.8) and 27.4 (16.9-36.0), respectively, p < 0.001]. In the SS group, 37 (80.4%) and in the control group 18 (38.3%) of patients were sexually dissatisfied (p < 0.001). Vaginal dryness and lubricant use were significantly increased in patients with SS compared to controls (p < 0.001). Life quality scores were significantly lower in patients with SS than the controls (p < 0.001). Vaginal dryness was negatively correlated with FSFI total (r = -0.312, p = 0.035) and subscores except desire and arousal. Physical functioning, role physical and role emotional scores were positively correlated with total FSFI scores (r = 0.449, p = 0.002, r = 0.371, p = 0.011, r = 0.299, p = 0.043, respectively). Conclusions: Women with SS experience less satisfaction with sexual activity, which can be affected by age, vaginal dryness, physical pain, and impaired function due to the disease. Therefore, rheumatologists should pay attention to these symptoms and management. (C) 2017 Elsevier Editora Ltda.

Yazar Isik, Hatice
Isik, Metin
Aynioglu, Oner
Karcaaltincaba, Deniz
Sahbaz, Ahmet
Beyazcicek, Tugba
Harma, Mehmet Ibrahim
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/2107
Tek Biçim Adres 10.1016/j.rbr.2016.05.009
Konu Başlıkları Sjogren's syndrome
Chronic dyspareunia
Sexual dissatisfaction
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Dergi Adı REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE REUMATOLOGIA
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 57
Dergi Sayısı 3
Sayfalar 210 - 216
Yayın Yılı 2017
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
Are the women with Sjogren's Syndrome satisfied with their sexual activity?
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Isik, Hatice
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Isik, Metin
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Aynioglu, Oner
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Karcaaltincaba, Deniz
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Sahbaz, Ahmet
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Beyazcicek, Tugba
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Harma, Mehmet Ibrahim
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2017
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Objective: Females with Sjogren's Syndrome (SS) often experience vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, along with glandular and extraglandular symptoms. We aimed to evaluate sexual function and life quality in women with SS. Methods: Forty-six premenopausal women with SS and 47 age-matched controls were studied. Age, duration of the disease, medications, and comorbid diseases were noted. Participants completed 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Patients were asked about vaginal discharge and itching in the last month, and if they informed their rheumatologists about any sexual problems. Gynecologic examinations were performed and vaginal smears were taken on each participant. Results: The median total scores of FSFI were significantly lower in the SS group than the controls [17.12 (2.4-27.8) and 27.4 (16.9-36.0), respectively, p < 0.001]. In the SS group, 37 (80.4%) and in the control group 18 (38.3%) of patients were sexually dissatisfied (p < 0.001). Vaginal dryness and lubricant use were significantly increased in patients with SS compared to controls (p < 0.001). Life quality scores were significantly lower in patients with SS than the controls (p < 0.001). Vaginal dryness was negatively correlated with FSFI total (r = -0.312, p = 0.035) and subscores except desire and arousal. Physical functioning, role physical and role emotional scores were positively correlated with total FSFI scores (r = 0.449, p = 0.002, r = 0.371, p = 0.011, r = 0.299, p = 0.043, respectively). Conclusions: Women with SS experience less satisfaction with sexual activity, which can be affected by age, vaginal dryness, physical pain, and impaired function due to the disease. Therefore, rheumatologists should pay attention to these symptoms and management. (C) 2017 Elsevier Editora Ltda.
Açıklama
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WOS: 000404535600005
Açıklama
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PubMed: 28535892
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
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2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
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por
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Sjogren's syndrome
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Chronic dyspareunia
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Sexual dissatisfaction
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
ISSN
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0482-5004
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
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210
Son Sayfa Sayısı
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216
Dergi Adı
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REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE REUMATOLOGIA
Dergi Sayısı
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3
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
57
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbr.2016.05.009
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/2107
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