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dc.creatorSteffen, Kristine J.
dc.creatorKing, Wendy C.
dc.creatorWhite, Gretchen E.
dc.creatorSubak, Leslee L.
dc.creatorMitchell, James E.
dc.creatorCourcoulas, Anita P.
dc.creatorFlum, David R.
dc.creatorStrain, Gladys
dc.creatorSarwer, David
dc.creatorKolotkin, Ronette L.
dc.creatorPories, Walter
dc.creatorHuang, Alison J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-22T19:14:12Z
dc.date.available2020-04-22T19:14:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-28
dc.identifier.citationSteffen, K. J., King, W. C., White, G. E., Subak, L. L., Mitchell, J. E., Courcoulas, A. P., et. al. (2017). Sexual functioning of men and women with severe obesity before bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13(2), 334–343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2016.09.022
dc.identifier.issn1550-7289
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/78
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/91
dc.description.abstractBackground: Obesity may impair sexual function through multiple mechanisms, but little is known about sexual dysfunction among adults with severe obesity seeking bariatric procedures. Objectives: To describe sexual function and associated factors before bariatric surgery. Setting: Ten U.S. clinical facilities. Methods: Before bariatric surgery, 2225 of 2458 Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 study participants (79% female, median age 45 years and median body mass index 46 kg/m2) completed a survey about sexual function over the past month. Mixed effects ordinal logistic regression models were used to identify factors independently related to 4 domains of sexual function. Results: One third of women (34%) and one quarter of men (25%) were not sexually active, alone or with a partner, in the past month. Twenty-six percent of women and 12% of men reported no sexual desire. Physical health limited sexual activity at least moderately in 38% of women and 44% of men. About one half of the women (49%) and the men (54%) were moderately or very dissatisfied with their sexual life. Among women, older age, being Caucasian, urinary incontinence, depressive symptoms, and antidepressant medication use were associated with poorer sexual function in multiple domains. In men, older age, not being married, depressive symptoms, and antidepressant medication use were associated with poorer sexual function in multiple domains. Conclusion: Before bariatric surgery, approximately one half of women and men with severe obesity are dissatisfied with their sexual life. Older age, severity of depressive symptoms, and antidepressant medication use are associated with poorer sexual function in both sexes.
dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Vol. 13, Issue 2
dc.relation.isreferencedbyElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectBariatric surgery
dc.subjectGastric bypass
dc.subjectSexual functioning
dc.subjectSexual quality of life
dc.titleSexual functioning of men and women with severe obesity prior to bariatric surgery
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dc.type.genrePost-print
dc.description.departmentSocial and Behavioral Sciences
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2016.09.022
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Public Health
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1033-5528
dc.temple.creatorSarwer, David B.
refterms.dateFOA2020-04-22T19:14:12Z


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