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Article: Female Sexual Dysfunction among Young and Middle-Aged Women in Hong Kong: Prevalence and Risk Factors
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TitleFemale Sexual Dysfunction among Young and Middle-Aged Women in Hong Kong: Prevalence and Risk Factors
 
AuthorsZhang, H2
Yip, PSF1
 
KeywordsEpidemiology
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Hong Kong
Risk Factors
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1743-6095
 
CitationJournal Of Sexual Medicine, 2012, v. 9 n. 11, p. 2911-2918 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02773.x
 
AbstractIntroduction. Sexual dysfunction is a serious public health problem that affects women's quality of life. However, there is very little epidemiological data on its incidence in Hong Kong Chinese women. Aim. To estimate the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with sexual dysfunction among young and middle-aged women in Hong Kong. Methods. The study was part of the ninth Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice survey conducted by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong in 2007. The dataset comprised 1,510 face-to-face interviews with Hong Kong Chinese women aged 19-49 living in the community. Main Outcome Measure. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition classification of sexual dysfunction was used to measure female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Results. At least one form of FSD was reported by 37.9% of the sample. Multivariate analysis showed that having sought medical help for sexual problems (odds ratio [OR]=4.20), having a partner with erectile dysfunction (OR=2.44) and premature ejaculation (OR=2.56), perceiving sex as unimportant to marriage (OR=1.57), and reporting marital dissatisfaction (OR=1.45) were all significant risk factors for FSD and its specific components among the sample. However, having liberal attitudes to sex (OR=0.63) was a protective factor. Conclusion. The prevalence of FSD is lower among Hong Kong Chinese young and middle-aged women than in the United States and some Asian countries. Factors contributing to the risk of FSD span the domains of sexual experience, attitudes to sex, and relationship factors. These findings suggest future directions for the delivery of services addressing the prevention and treatment of FSD. Zhang H and Yip PSF. Female sexual dysfunction among young and middle-aged women in Hong Kong: Prevalence and risk factors. © 2012 International Society for Sexual Medicine.
 
ISSN1743-6095
2013 Impact Factor: 3.150
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02773.x
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000310563800019
 
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, H
 
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:15Z
 
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:15Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. Sexual dysfunction is a serious public health problem that affects women's quality of life. However, there is very little epidemiological data on its incidence in Hong Kong Chinese women. Aim. To estimate the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with sexual dysfunction among young and middle-aged women in Hong Kong. Methods. The study was part of the ninth Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice survey conducted by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong in 2007. The dataset comprised 1,510 face-to-face interviews with Hong Kong Chinese women aged 19-49 living in the community. Main Outcome Measure. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition classification of sexual dysfunction was used to measure female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Results. At least one form of FSD was reported by 37.9% of the sample. Multivariate analysis showed that having sought medical help for sexual problems (odds ratio [OR]=4.20), having a partner with erectile dysfunction (OR=2.44) and premature ejaculation (OR=2.56), perceiving sex as unimportant to marriage (OR=1.57), and reporting marital dissatisfaction (OR=1.45) were all significant risk factors for FSD and its specific components among the sample. However, having liberal attitudes to sex (OR=0.63) was a protective factor. Conclusion. The prevalence of FSD is lower among Hong Kong Chinese young and middle-aged women than in the United States and some Asian countries. Factors contributing to the risk of FSD span the domains of sexual experience, attitudes to sex, and relationship factors. These findings suggest future directions for the delivery of services addressing the prevention and treatment of FSD. Zhang H and Yip PSF. Female sexual dysfunction among young and middle-aged women in Hong Kong: Prevalence and risk factors. © 2012 International Society for Sexual Medicine.
 
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dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Sexual Medicine, 2012, v. 9 n. 11, p. 2911-2918 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02773.x
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02773.x
 
dc.identifier.hkuros221423
 
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000310563800019
 
dc.identifier.issn1743-6095
2013 Impact Factor: 3.150
 
dc.identifier.pmid22612898
 
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84868196081
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172302
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1743-6095
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Sexual Medicine
 
dc.subjectEpidemiology
 
dc.subjectFemale Sexual Dysfunction
 
dc.subjectHong Kong
 
dc.subjectRisk Factors
 
dc.titleFemale Sexual Dysfunction among Young and Middle-Aged Women in Hong Kong: Prevalence and Risk Factors
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Renmin University of China