Sexual dysfunctions and related variables with sexual function in patients who undergo dialysis for chronic renal failure


KESKİN G., BABACAN GÜMÜŞ A., YİĞİTOĞLU G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, vol.28, pp.257-269, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocn.14602
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-269
  • Keywords: characteristics, haemodialysis, liaison nurse, mental health nursing, sexual health, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, HEMODIALYSIS-PATIENTS, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, ASSOCIATION, WOMEN, TRANSPLANTATION, ANXIETY, PREVALENCE

Abstract

Aims and objectives To evaluate personality characteristics and psychological symptoms believed to have an effect on the sexual functions and performances of patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Background Chronic renal failure is a life-threatening condition which can often have a poor prognosis. The loss of vital kidney function and other complications can affect almost all age groups. Design A quantitative descriptive study. Methods The study sample included 225 patients selected randomly from patients who have undergone dialysis treatment for at least 3 months at a dialysis centre in a university hospital. In this study, the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS), the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) and the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) were used. Results In the correlation test, made to investigate the relation between the patients' sexual satisfaction and their personalities, a significant positive relation was found between the communication subscale of the GRISS and the Lie dimension of the EPI, and a significant negative relation was found between the Communication subscale of the GRISS and the Lie dimension of the EPI, and between the Vaginismus and Orgasm subscales of the GRISS and the Extroversion dimension of the EPI. Conclusion