Sexual function of Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a preliminary study

Kamaralzaman, Sazlina, Sidi, Hatta, Yau, Matthew, Budin, Siti Balkis, Sani, Anuar, and Mohamed, Jamaludin (2010) Sexual function of Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a preliminary study. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 11 (1). pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Objective: Female sexual dysfunction is a known complication of diabetes mellitus. The aims of this study is to estimate the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and the types of sexual dysfunction experienced by Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods: Cross sectional study was conducted on married Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus, receiving treatment from two community clinics in Selangor, Malaysia. Female sexual function was assessed using Malay version of Female Sexual Function Index.

Results: This study found that sexual dysfunction was present among 18.2% women. Lack of libido was the commonest symptom among these women and was observed in 40.9% of women followed by sexual dissatisfaction (36.4%). Sexual arousal disorder was observed in 22.7%, 18.2% complained of lack of lubrication, and 22.7% had vaginal discomfort. Orgasmic dysfunction was found in only 4.5% of these women.

Conclusion: This preliminary research showed sexual desire disorder was the commonest type of sexual disorder among diabetic women.

Item ID: 15925
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: female sexual function, diabetes mellitus, Malay women
ISSN: 2231-7805
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 05:56
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 50%
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