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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-23

Sexual satisfaction among Turkish obese women

1 Department of Nursing, School of Health, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, 46000 Kahramanmaras, Turkey
2 Family Health Center, Family Physicians, Aladag, 0179 Adana, Turkey
3 Department of Nursing, School of Health, Bingol University, 12000 Bingol, Turkey
4 Department of Family Health, Family Health Center, Family Physicians, Aladag, 0179 Adana, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mehtap Omac Sonmez
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Saglik Yuksekokulu Bahcelievler Kampusu PK: 46000, Kahramanmaras
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-2618.137584

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Objective: The aim was to assess the sexual functions and satisfaction among obese women. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted among 176 married women from Aladag region, Turkey in 2010. Grade of obesity was assessed by body mass index (BMI) and waist/hip ratio, while sexual satisfaction was assessed by Golombok-Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS). Results: The average score of GRISS scale is 47.35 ΁ 5.83. A significant correlation has been discovered between BMIs and GRISS total scores of the women (r = 0.339, P = 0.000). GRISS, strongly correlated with high BMI in women. Furthermore, there is a significant correlation between the sub-scales of GRISS. There was a strong and inverse correlation between BMI and communication (r = −0.148, P = 0.005), satisfaction (r = −0.382, P = 0.000) and positive correlation avoidance (r = 0.406, P = 0.000) and BMI. Conclusion: This study revealed that women with high BMI showed less sexual satisfaction, which requires further studies in this regard.

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