2016, Number 11
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ABSTRACTObjetive: To analyze the relationship between sexual functioning and satisfaction with the couple in a sample of patients with breast cancer.
Material and Methods: Observational study in a sample of women with breast cancer, conservative surgery and radical mastectomy. Index of Female Sexual Function and Marital Satisfaction Scale was applied. Data analysis was performed using SPSS.
Results: Women with breast cancer 154, with mean age of 50.60 years; 49% of cases (n = 76) with conservative surgery and 51% (n = 78) with radical mastectomy. The mean total FSFI scale was 18,150. The maximum score of the scale was 36, reflecting the sexual performance of the sample was low.
Conclusions: The results show that there is an imbalance in the sexual sphere in older women and with radical mastectomy. In addition, women with higher levels of satisfaction in their relationship had better sexual adjustment.
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