The effects of Femore (TM) cream on sexual dysfunction in Turkish women


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Sen S., Guneri S. , SEVİL Ü. , CENGEL S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, cilt.23, ss.1395-1402, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jocn.12389
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1395-1402

Özet

Aims and objectives

Aims and objectives.

To investigate the effects of Femore

TM

cream on sexual dysfunction in menopause and women’s satis-

faction levels.

Background.

The recent interest of public and the world of medicine in female sexual function have led to a rapid increase

in the number of studies on the subject.

Design.

The study was designed as an observational intervention study.

Methods.

The research data were collected by using a Women Information Form consisting of 13 items; a Sexual Function

Index to measure sexual function; and a Satisfaction Determination Form to determine the level of satisfaction with the

medical service the women received for the problems with their reproductive organs. The study was conducted with 29 men-

opausal women who complied with the inclusion criteria.

Results.

It was found that women’s average age was 52



6; that the average menarche age was 13



0; and that the average meno-

pause age was 46



2. The major complaint of nearly all the women who were aware of their sexual dysfunction was vaginal dry-

ness, and it was concluded that they took no precautions against this problem. The total scores obtained from the Sexual

Function Index were reported to be an average of 18



8



4



2 before use of Femore

TM

cream and an average of 42



3



2



0 after

use of Femore

TM

cream. The average score concerning satisfaction with the use of Femore

TM

cream was noted to be 9



06



0



40.

Conclusions.

The study results suggested that applying Femore

TM

cream had positive influences on sexual dysfunction and all

subdomains.

Relevance to clinical practice.

Women’s sexual health can therefore be assessed at primary care centres, and it is considered

that health professionals employed at these centres, a majority of whom are female nurses and obstetricians, can play an

important role in guiding women on the issue.

Key words:

menopause, sexual health, sexuality