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The study compared the self-efficacy between women with and without sexual dysfunction. For measurement, we have used the Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale-Female with 28 items evaluating the sexual function and the denominated dimensions, desire/arousal, penetration ability, solitary pleasure and sexual assertiveness. The total score is a result of the items calculation and also the 4 dimensions. The sample was made of 269 women from four locations, three universities and a psychology clinical office. Women from universities accounted to 60%. The left ones were in the process of sex therapy and had sexual dysfunctions. Their ages ranged between 18 and 56 years, about their relationship status, 51% were married, 48% single and 1% divorced. The application had occurred collectively in universities, as individually they took place at the clinical office in appropriate locations according to the ethical requirements demanded by the research. The results presented some significant differences by t test between groups on the total score and on the dimensions of desire/arousal and penetration ability. The other two did not present any significantly differences on .05. When making comparisons per items, 11 of them had shown significant differences. These differences demonstrated that women without dysfunctions had higher scores on items related to sexual desire, erotizing ability, vaginal penetration possibility and absence of pain on coitus. Two items were opposite to this tendency, which dysfunctional women had higher scores over the universities group. These items evaluated the solitary pleasure, possibly the sexual expression with better results for these women. These data’s matched the expectations to the groups sexual functioning, with a possibility of scores creation cut on the scale.


Título: Sexualidade Feminina: disfunções do ciclo de respostas sexuais da mulher contemporânea relacionadas a fatores psicológicos

Autores: Carla Zeglio; Ítor Finotelli Jr.;  Oswaldo Martins Rodrigues Jr.; Marilandes Ribeiro Braga; Moara Carvalho, Erlei Tavares; Maria Tavares

Palavras-Chave: self-efficacy; sexual behavior; sexual dysfunctions;sexual; function;sexual desire; female sexuality

Categoria: Trabalhos publicados em eventos científicos


Referência:  Zeglio, C., Finotelli Jr., I., Rodrigues Jr., O. M., Braga, M. R., Carvalho, M., Tavares, E., & Tavares, M. (2013). Comparison of sexual self-efficacy between women with and without sexual dysfunction. Trabalho apresentado no 21st Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Porto Alegre, 369-369.