Volume 12, Issue 3 (4-2014)                   IJRM 2014, 12(3): 175-0 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Khodabakhshi Koolaee A, Asadi E, Mansoor L, Mosalanejad L, FathAbadi A. A holistic approach to psychological sexual problems in women with diabetic husbands. IJRM. 2014; 12 (3) :175-0
URL: http://journals.ssu.ac.ir/ijrmnew/article-1-523-en.html
1- Department of Family Counseling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Family Counseling, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Mental Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran , mossla_1@yahoo.com
4- Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (106 Views)
Background: One of negative and influential factor to chronic diseases is creation of sexual problems in the couple's sexual relationship. Sexual health is one of the most important factor in Sexual and marital satisfaction.
Objective: This study aims to compare the relationship between couple burnout, sexual assertiveness, and sexual dysfunctional beliefs in women with diabetic and non-diabetic husbands.
Materials and Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study was a causal comparative one. The research plan was derived from the master’s dissertation for family counseling in Shahid Beheshti University which was done during 2011-2012 in Tehran, Iran. Totally 200 participants were included in this study; 100 participants were women with diabetic husbands and the others were women with non-diabetic husbands. These participants were selected by purposeful sampling method. Data were collected using personality traits and demographic characteristics’ questionnaire, couple burnout Measure, Hulbert index of sexual assertiveness and sexual dysfunctional beliefs Questionnaire.
Results: Results of the multi-variable analysis of variance indicated that there was a significant difference between couple burnout, sexual assertiveness, and sexual dysfunctional beliefs in women with diabetic and non-diabetic husbands. Women with non-diabetic husbands had a higher mean score in sexual assertiveness factor compared to women with diabetic husbands, whereas in couple burnout and sexual dysfunctional beliefs factors, women with diabetic husbands had a higher mean score.
Conclusion: It seems that one of the most important factors which influences and increases couple burnout, increases wrong sexual beliefs regarding sexual function, and decreases sexual assertiveness in women is their husbands’ sexual dysfunction. In fact, women whose husbands suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes (which results in sexual dysfunction) have lower sexual assertiveness and higher couple burnout and sexual dysfunctional beliefs compared with other women.
Full-Text [PDF 123 kb]   (68 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (11 Views)  
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2017/10/1 | Accepted: 2018/02/1 | Published: 2018/02/1

1. Allard PM. Intervention identified as useful for therapists working whit families managing adult onset type II diabetes [Doctoral Dissertation]. School of Texas Woman's University; 2008.
2. Clayton AH, Hamilton DV. Female Sexual Dysfunction. Psychiatric Clinics North Am 2010; 33: 323-338. [DOI:10.1016/j.psc.2010.01.011]
3. Roberts RN. Sexual Dysfunction: the Brain-Body Connection. Obstet Gynaecol 2009; 11: 226. [DOI:10.1576/toag.11.3.226a.27517]
4. Pines AM. Couple Burnout: Causes and Cures. New York, 1996.
5. Nobre PJ, Pinto-Gouveia J. Sexual dysfunctional beliefs questionnaire: as vulnerability factors to sexual problems. J Sex Res 2003; 43: 68-75. [DOI:10.1080/00224490609552300]
6. Adams SG Jr, Dubbert PM, Chupurdia KM, Jones A Jr, Lofland KR, Leermakers E. Assissment of sexual beliefs and information in aging couples whit dysfunction. Arch Sex Behav 1996; 25: 249-260. [DOI:10.1007/BF02438164]
7. Azvita L, Krokit A. Burnout in couples. J Fam Ther 1995; 528-234.
8. Kuffle SW, Heiman JR. Effects of depressive symptoms and experimentally adopted schemas on sexual arousal and affect in sexually healthy women. Arch Sex Behav 2006; 35: 163-177. [DOI:10.1007/s10508-005-9015-1]
9. Nobre PJ, Pinto-Gouveia J. Dysfunctional sexual beliefs as -vulnerability factors sexual dysfunction. J Sex Res 2006; 43: 68. [DOI:10.1080/00224490609552300]
10. Menard AP, Offman A. The interrelationship between sexual self-esteem, sexual assertiveness and sexual satisfaction. Canadian J Hum Sex 2009; 18: 35.
11. Stackert R, Bursik K. Why am I unsatisfied? Adult attachment style, gendered Irrational Relationship beliefs & Young adult romantic relationship satisfaction. Personal Individual Differences 2003; 34: 1419-1411. [DOI:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00124-1]
12. Bai F. [The effect of treatment on the feminist desire and sexual rights among married women]. Tehran, Tarbiat Moallem University; 2009. (In Persian)
13. Jones DL, Harniess S. Author of Everywoman: Gynaecological Guide for Life. Available at: www. goodreads.com/author/.../337230.Derek_Llewellyn_Jon.
14. Murphy J. The influence of self-esteem, general assertiveness, and sexual assertiveness on the experience of sexual coercion. University of Arkansas; 2002.
15. Soares JJF, Gross G, Sundin O. Burnout among women: associations with demographic/socio-economic, work, life-style and health factors. Arch Women's Mental Health 2007; 10: 61-70. [DOI:10.1007/s00737-007-0170-3]
16. Basson R, Rees P, Wang R, Montejo AL, Incrocci L. Sexual function in chronic illness. J Sex Med 2010; 7: 374-388. [DOI:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01621.x]
17. Iranian Diabetic Association. Available at: http//www. ir-diabetes-society.com.
18. Nusbaum MR, Hamilton C, Lenahan P. Chronic Illness and Sexual Functioning. Am Fam Physician 2003; 67: 347-354.
19. Clayton A, Ramamurthy S. Sexual dysfunction (the brain-body connection). Adv Psychosom Med 2008; 29: 70-88. [DOI:10.1159/000126625]
20. Fisher L, Skaff MM, Mullan JT, Arean P, Mohr D, MasharaniU, et al. Clinical depression versus distress among patients with type 2 diabetes: not just a question of semantics. Diabetes Care 2007; 1: 542-548. [DOI:10.2337/dc06-1614]
21. Trief PM, Philip C, Morin PC, Izquierdo R, Teresi J, Starren J, et al. Marital quality and diabetes out com: the ideate project. Fam Sys Health 2006; 24: 318-331. [DOI:10.1037/1091-7527.24.3.318]
22. Balon R. Sexual Dysfunction. The Brain-Body Connection. Adv Psychosom Med 2008; 29: 7-22. [DOI:10.1159/isbn.978-3-8055-8358-9]
23. Sanaei B. Measures of family and marriage. Beast Publisher; 2005.
24. Navid F. [Evaluation and comparison of marital disenchantment with climate factors in the teacher hospital staff in Tehran]. Tehran, Shahid Beheshti University; 2006. (In persian)
25. Adibrad N, Adibrad M. Relationship between beliefs and marital disenchantment 27-Compared to women seeking divorce, and women tend to Maintaining life. Consult Res 2005; 4: 99-110.
26. khodabakhshi Koolaee A, Adibrad N, Sedgh poor BS. The Comparison of Relationship Beliefs and Couples Burnout in women who apply for divorce and women who want to continue their marital life. Iran J Psychiatry 2010; 5: 35-39.
27. Trief PM, Sandberg J, Greenberg RP, Graff K, Castronova N ,Yoon M ,et al. Describing support: A qualitative study of couples living with diabetes. Fam Sys Health 2003; 21: 57-67. [DOI:10.1037/h0089502]
28. Isidro ML. Sexual dysfunction in men with type 2 diabetes. Postgrad Med J 2012; 88: 152-159. [DOI:10.1136/postgradmedj-2011-130069]
29. Romy Mahrer-Imhof R, Hoffmann A, Sivarajan Froelicher E. Impact of cardiac disease on couples' relationships. J Adv Nurs 2007; 57: 513-521. [DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.04141.x]
30. Wysocki T, Harris MA, Buckloh LM, Mertlich D, Lochrie AS, Taylor A, et al. Effects of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes on Adolescents' Family Relationships, Treatment Adherence, and Metabolic Control. J Pediatr Psychol 2006; 31: 928-938. [DOI:10.1093/jpepsy/jsj098]
31. Shams Alizadeh N, Arasteh M, Mohsenpour B, Karimian F, Shams Alizadeh N. Comparison of sexual dysfunction between diabetic and non-diabetic women. J Mid-life Health 2013: 4: 167-171. [DOI:10.4103/0976-7800.119001]
32. Barsky JL, Friedman MA, Rosen RC. Sexual Dysfunction and Chronic Illness: The Role of Flexibility in Coping. J Sex Marital Ther 2006; 32: 235-253. [DOI:10.1080/00926230600575322]
33. Lustman P. Treatment of depression in diabetes. Psychosom 2002; 53: 417-924. [DOI:10.1016/S0022-3999(02)00416-6]
34. Rapoport JZ. Understanding female sexuality the effects of agency, communality adrogoyncy, assertiveness, and attachment style on sexual functioning in adult women. Adelphi University; 2009.

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

© 2019 All Rights Reserved | International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb