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  • Yeliz Kaya,
  • Coskun Kaya,
  • Tugba Tahta,
  • Tugba Kartal,
  • Yavuz Tokgöz
Yeliz Kaya
, Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Health Sciences,
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Coskun Kaya
Eskisehir City Hospital
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Tugba Tahta
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Tugba Kartal
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Yavuz Tokgöz
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ABSTRACT Aim: To investigate the effect of COVID-19 on sexual dysfunction in women. Materials and Methods: The women diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized at a tertiary hospital were included. They completed the Introductory Data Form, the Female Sexual Function Index-(FSFI), and the Short Form-36 Quality of Life Scale (SF-36). Results: 15 women between the ages of 19-49 who completed the treatment protocol, discharged at least 14 days before, and who had not been diagnosed as sexual dysfunction sexually active earlier were included to the study. It was detected that weekly sexual intercourse before and after COVID-19 significantly differed (p=0.047). The frequency of relationships decreased statistically after COVID-19. The mean value of the FSFI satisfaction score differs from COVID-19 before and after diagnosis (p=0.012). The mean satisfaction score before COVID-19 was 3.47, and after COVID-19 was 2.93. The score of the subgroups of FSFI did not differ from COVID-19 before and after diagnosis (p>0.050). The median value of SF-36 pain differs from COVID-19 before and after diagnosis (p=0.008). Conclusion: it was concluded that the frequency of sexual intercourse, sexual satisfaction in women decreased after COVID-19 disease, and the quality of life scores did not change in a statistically significant way.

Peer review status:Published

28 Oct 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
29 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
29 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
29 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Nov 20201st Revision Received
20 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
20 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
20 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
10 Dec 2020Published in International Journal of Clinical Practice. 10.1111/ijcp.13923