The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Sexual Function in Patients with Type II Diabetes

  • Samira Haddadi Master of Psychology, Department of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
  • Mahdi Ghodrati Mirkohi Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahnaz Akbari-Kamrani Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

Abstract

Background: Diabetes is a common chronic disease that is increasingly observed in almost all countries of the world. The treatment and prevention of diabetes largely depend on patients’ self-efficacy in performing self-care behaviors. Accordingly, the present study was conducted to examine the relationship between self-efficacy and sexual performance in patients with type II diabetes. Methods: In the present correlational study, 200 patients with type II diabetes (based on physicians’ diagnosis) participated. Using convenience sampling method, the samples were selected out of the whole population of diabetic patients who referred to Shahid Bahonar and Rajaei Hospitals in the city of Karaj (Iran). The data were collected through a multi-faceted questionnaire covering demographic characteristics of the participants, the Diabetes Management Self-Efficacy Scale (DMSES), the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Male Sexual Function Index (MSFI). Then, the collected data were analyzed through Pearson correlation test, multiple linear regression analysis, independent t-test and ANOVA. Results: The results showed a positive significant relationship between self-efficacy and sexual function (p<0.001); regression coefficient of the predictor variable ‘self-efficacy’ was 0.217 (p<0.017). Conclusion: Self-efficacy plays an important role in the lives of diabetic patients; it is also important in sexual performance of diabetic patients. Therefore, based on the results of this study, the significant relationship between self-efficacy and sexual function must be considered in the treatment of patients with type II diabetes.

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Author Biographies

Samira Haddadi, Master of Psychology, Department of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
Master of Psychology, Department of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
Mahdi Ghodrati Mirkohi, Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Mahnaz Akbari-Kamrani, Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
Published
2016-09-07
How to Cite
HADDADI, Samira; MIRKOHI, Mahdi Ghodrati; AKBARI-KAMRANI, Mahnaz. The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Sexual Function in Patients with Type II Diabetes. BALI MEDICAL JOURNAL, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, sep. 2016. ISSN 2302-2914. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/bmj/article/view/23938>. Date accessed: 09 aug. 2020.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Type II Diabetes, Self-Efficacy, Sexual Function, Iranian Males and Iranian Females