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Sexual Pain Disorders Among Malay Women With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Malaysia

Adibah Hanim Ismail, Rawa Baw, Hatta Sidi, Ng Chong Guan


Objectives: This study aims to determine the prevalence and associated factors of sexual pain disorders among Malay women in Malaysia with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving 347 women (174 nondiabetic and 173 diabetic subjects) who attended the diabetic clinic in a university hospital. Sexual pain disorders were assessed using the Pain sub scale of Malay Version of the Female Sexual Function Index (MVFSFI). Sociodemographic information of the subjects was collected with a pre-designed questionnaire. Results: Prevalence of sexual pain disorders among Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus was 10.4% and the control group was 9.2% but the difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). Multivariate logistic regression analysis did not find any relevant associated factor with sexual pain disorder. Conclusion: Sexual pain disorders among Malay women were not dependent on the diabetic status. Further studies with different population of diabetic patients are needed to confirm the results. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 15 (1): January – June 2014: 1-7.


Sexual Pain; Malay Women; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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