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Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in women with MS


 

Key clinical point : Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), and it significantly affects their quality of life.

Major finding : The overall prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women with MS was 70.3%. Sexual dysfunction in women with MS had a significant correlation with age ( P = .004), duration of marriage, ( P = .004), fatigue ( P less than or equal to .001), Expanded Disability Status Scale ( P = .004), and the combined physical and mental health aspects of quality of life ( P less than .05).

Study details : The data come from a cross-sectional study that was conducted in Iran, which included 300 married women with MS aged 22-50 years.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. The authors declared no conflict of interest.

Citation: Nazari F et al. BMC Urol. 2020 Feb 21. doi: 10.1186/s12894-020-0581-2 .

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