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A Study on the Relationship between Sexual Satisfaction and Psycho-social Adjustment on Women after Hysterectomy
Huang hsuan wei
hysterectomy;sexual satisfaction;psycho-social adjustment
|Issue Date: ||2011-05-26 10:26:59 (UTC+8)|
Uterus occupies the critical spot on both women’s body and mind in human history. Female patients might suffer different physical and mental changes after hysterectomy. However, they reported significantly different physical and mental dissimilarity after uterine removal due to variables of physical condition, mental condition, social impact and cultural factors. The number of patients who have received hysterectomy has been increasing for the past few years. There are yet many studies on sexual satisfaction and psycho-social adjustment of women who received hysterectomy. This study aims to investigate this and its related topics.
The study adopts a quantitative method using a questionnaire survey with purposive sampling on 513 women who received hysterectomy in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung during 1999 to 2003. The survey included a “sexual satisfaction inventory” and an adapted “psycho-social adjustment inventory” to collect data. Credibility and validity tests, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, Pearson product-moment correlation and multiple regression analysis are used for data analysis.
The study concluded following findings: (1) Women who received hysterectomy reported about average sexual satisfaction on the scale. (2) Women who received hysterectomy reported about above-average degree on psycho-social adjustment. (3) The sexual satisfaction of women who received hysterectomy is influenced by background variables significantly. (4) The sexual satisfaction of women who received hysterectomy is influenced by “age” and “family income” higher than that by “physical variables”. (5) Psycho-social adjustment of women who received hysterectomy is influenced by background variables. (6) Psycho-social adjustment of women who received hysterectomy is influenced interactively by “surgical method”, “surgical indications” and “hormone supplements”. (7) “Sexual desire” can be used to predict psycho-social adjustment of women who received hysterectomy. (8) “Mental concern” and “adjustment to social environment” can be used to predict sexual satisfaction of women who have received hysterectomy.
This study proposed suggestions for patients who received hysterectomy, their family members and friends, and for medical staff and hospitals, in a hope of helping these patients to improve psycho-social adjustment and sexual satisfaction.
|Appears in Collections:||[Graduate School of Human Sexology] Thesis and Dissertation|
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