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J Educ Community Health. 2020;7(2): 113-118.
doi: 10.29252/jech.7.2.113

Scopus ID: 85090895282
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Sexual Health

Research Article

Prediction of Sexual Anxiety of Women on the Brink of Marriage According to Knowledge and Sexual Attitude

Laya Hemati 1, Arezoo Shayan 2, Farzaneh Soltani 2* ORCID logo

1 Student Research Committee, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2 Midwifery Department, "Midwifery & Nursing Faculty” and “Mother & Child Care Research Center”, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Email: farzanehsoltani2008@yahoo.com

Abstract

Aims: Lack of adequate sexual knowledge and attitude can lead to women's sexual anxiety. The purpose of this study was to predict the sexual anxiety according to sexual knowledge and attitudes of women on the brink of marriage.

Instrument & Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 556 women on the brink of marriage referring to the family health center of Hamedan in 2018. The subjects were selected using available sampling method and they completed Davis's Sexual Anxiety Inventory and SKAS's knowledge and attitude. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to analyze the relationships between variables and finally, multivariate linear regression test was used to determine the net effect of the relationship between variables.

Findings: There was a negative and significant correlation between sexual anxiety with sexual knowledge (r=-0.358; p<0.001) and with sexual attitude (r=-0.302; p<0.001). Also, the variables of sexual knowledge and attitude could predict 15.3% of variance of sexual anxiety (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The sexual knowledge and attitude of women on the brink of marriage can predict sexual anxiety in them and by increasing sexual knowledge and improving sexual attitude, women's sexual anxiety on the brink of marriage decreases.

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