Sexual Desire and Satisfaction in Sexual Life Affecting Factors in Breast Cancer Survivors After Mastectomy


KARABULUT N., Erci B.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.332-343, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07347330902979101
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.332-343
  • Keywords: breast cancer, sexual desire, sexual satisfaction, support needs, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, ASSESSED-SUPPORT-NEEDS, WOMEN, CHEMOTHERAPY, HEALTH, IMPACT
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine impact of treatment and personality characteristics, and support need for femininity and body image on sexual desire and sexual satisfaction of women with breast cancer. The sample consisted of 123 married women who previously underwent mastectomy and applied to medical oncology clinics of a university hospital. Sexual desire of the women in this study was low, and they were slightly satisfied with sexual life. Consequently, the women required supporting needs of femininity and body image. The result of this study could be utilized to determine sexual desire and satisfaction related to sexual life of women with breast cancer.