IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.05.5389
Open Access Original Research
Evaluation of sexual functions and quality of life in female patients after hysterectomy for benign symptomatic diseases
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pamukkale University, Faculty of Medicine, Kınıklı, 20070, Denizli, Turkey
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(5), 693–700; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog.2020.05.5389
Submitted: 7 October 2019 | Accepted: 27 March 2020 | Published: 15 October 2020
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate selected quality of life parameters among sexually active patients who underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) for benign symptomatic disease. Materials and Methods: Fifty-six TAH-BSO patients (20 menopausal + 36 premenopausalhysterectomized women) were evaluated between September 2017 and May 2018 using the FSFI, ASEX and SF-36 scores with individual interviews before and six months after TAH + BSO surgery. Results: The preoperative and postoperative period scores from three different validated questionnaires were found to be significantly different for all patients. Scores in the postoperative periods were better in all patients. Also, scores in the preoperative and postoperative periods were higher among premenopausal patients than menopausal patients. Conclusion: Our results showed that sexual function and quality of life improved in all patients who underwent TAH-BSO for benign symptomatic disease. Also, menopausal status is very important.

Keywords
Female sexual function
Quality of life
Hysterectomy
FSFI
ASEX
SF-36
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