Sexual desire disorder in female healthcare personnel in Malaysia

Gurdeep Singh Grewal, Jesjeet Singh Gill, Hatta Sidi, Kaur Gurpreet, Stephen Thevanathan Jambunathan, Nusrat J. Suffee

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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for female sexual desire disorder (FSDD) among healthcare personnel at selected healthcare facilities in Malaysia. Methods: Two hundred and one female healthcare workers from three large tertiary hospitals were selected by stratified random sampling to participate in this cross-sectional study. Validated questionnaires were used to assess depression, anxiety, and sexual function in women and erectile dysfunction (ED) in their partners. Results: The prevalence of FSDD was 18.9%. Women with low sexual desire were more likely to have higher educational attainment (OR=3.06; 95% CI; 1.22-7.66), lower frequency of sexual intercourse (OR=12.81; 95% CI; 4.43-37.83), two or more children (OR=3.05; 95% CI; 1.02-9.09), duration of marriage of 20 years or more (OR=2.62; 95% CI; 1.27-5.40), and a spouse with ED (OR=2.86; 95% CI; 1.08-7.56). Discussion: FSDD is common among female healthcare personnel in Malaysia, affecting nearly one in five women. The implication of low sexual desire is important in terms of contributing to a meaningful sexual relationship, and indirectly affects the quality of life of the healthcare personnel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalAsia-Pacific Psychiatry
Volume5
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Delivery of Health Care
Erectile Dysfunction
Quality of Health Care
Coitus
Marriage
Spouses
Tertiary Care Centers
Anxiety
Cross-Sectional Studies
Quality of Life
Depression

Keywords

  • Healthcare personnel
  • Malaysia
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factor
  • Sexual desire disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Grewal, G. S., Gill, J. S., Sidi, H., Gurpreet, K., Jambunathan, S. T., & Suffee, N. J. (2013). Sexual desire disorder in female healthcare personnel in Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 5(SUPPL. 1), 14-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12037

Sexual desire disorder in female healthcare personnel in Malaysia. / Grewal, Gurdeep Singh; Gill, Jesjeet Singh; Sidi, Hatta; Gurpreet, Kaur; Jambunathan, Stephen Thevanathan; Suffee, Nusrat J.

In: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, Vol. 5, No. SUPPL. 1, 04.2013, p. 14-20.

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Grewal, GS, Gill, JS, Sidi, H, Gurpreet, K, Jambunathan, ST & Suffee, NJ 2013, 'Sexual desire disorder in female healthcare personnel in Malaysia', Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, vol. 5, no. SUPPL. 1, pp. 14-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12037
Grewal GS, Gill JS, Sidi H, Gurpreet K, Jambunathan ST, Suffee NJ. Sexual desire disorder in female healthcare personnel in Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;5(SUPPL. 1):14-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12037
Grewal, Gurdeep Singh ; Gill, Jesjeet Singh ; Sidi, Hatta ; Gurpreet, Kaur ; Jambunathan, Stephen Thevanathan ; Suffee, Nusrat J. / Sexual desire disorder in female healthcare personnel in Malaysia. In: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. 2013 ; Vol. 5, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 14-20.
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