Effects of Education About Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sexuality on the Sexual Problems of Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis


Fertelli T.

CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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The present quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine the effects of education about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and sexuality on the sexual problems of women with RA. The study included 103 women with RA (51 in the experimental group, 52 in the control group). The study data were collected using the Personal Information Form and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). The women in the experimental group were provided education on sexuality, while those in the control group received no intervention. The aforementioned scales were administered twice: during the recruitment visit and then 1 month after the intervention. In the second measurement, the mean FSFI score increased in the experimental group, but was low in the control group, with the differences between the two groups being significant. Thus, providing sexual education to women with RA was effective in reducing sexual problems in women.