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Evaluation of the effect of obesity on self-respect and sexuality in women

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Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty Department of Women's Health and Diseases Nursing Sisli, 80270 Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Nursing FacultyDepartment of Women's Health and Diseases Nursing Sisli, 80270 Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty Department of Women's Health and Diseases Nursing Sisli, 80270 Istanbul, Turkey

Alpa Psychiatry 2018; 19: 126-134
DOI: 10.5455/apd.266148
Read: 34 Downloads: 4 Published: 01 April 2018

Objective: The study was put into practice as descriptive in the aim of evaluating the effect of obesity on self-respect and sexuality in women. Methods: The sample of the study consisted of 184 volunteer women who didn't go through menopause, had the body mass index of (BMI)≥30 kg/m2. The data of the study was collected by Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale, Body Perception Scale and Female Sexual Satisfaction Scale. Results: The women were determined as having high self-esteem level and as having low body-image level. It is also determined that as the BMI of the women increased, the body image of the women decreased significantly, and there is no significant connection in between BMI and sexual satisfaction. Discussion: It was detected that as the body image of the obese women decreased, their sexual satisfaction decreased significantly and self-esteem of the women effected the sexual satisfaction of the women. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2018; 19(2.000): 126-134]

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