KATRINA MAE A. NATAVIO,
Jimmy A. Billod
OBGYN - Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center - Department of Health
November 1-December 31, 2018
OBJECTIVE: Studies on Sexual dysfunctions among gynecologic cancer after treatment are sparse in the Philippines and data on sexual dysfunction varies greatly within the gynecologic oncology literature. This study aims to determine the sexual dysfunction among patients with endometrial cancer managed at a tertiary training public institution.
METHOD: This research was a cross-sectional study, which utilized a self-administered, validated Filipino version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire in assessing the different domains such as desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain. Descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentages were used in determining the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in patients with endometrial carcinoma while Kruskal Wallis test and Spearman Rank Correlations were used to determine the association of sexual dysfunction with age, body mass index, duration and stage of endometrial cancer, presence of comorbidities and mode of treatment.
RESULTS: Between May 2020 and January 2021, there were 53 women who participated in this study. Forty-one (77.36%) have sexual dysfunction. Majority of the respondents either reached up to high school level (22.6%) or are college graduates (22.6%). Most of them are self-employed (58.1%). Fifty eight percent have only 1-3 child/children. Analysis showed no significant correlation of presence of sexual dysfunction to stage of cancer, BMI, presence of comorbidities, period of diagnosis and type of treatment received by the patients.
CONCLUSION: The study showed that there was high prevalence of sexual dysfunction among endometrial cancer patients in this study institution. Furthermore, presence of sexual dysfunction is irregardless of BMI, presence of comorbidities, stage of diagnosis, length of diagnosis and type of treatment. Hence, proper screening, diagnosis and counselling should be done to all patients upon diagnosis to promote better quality of life.
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