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Sabbaghan M, Mirghafourvand M, Hakimi S, Malakouti J. The relationship between socio-demographic characteristics with genital self-image in the women, 2016. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2021; 18 (2) :49-52
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1- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2- Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. Research center of psychiatry and behavioral science. Tabriz University of medical science
4- Academic member of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz, Iran
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Background: Genital self-image could express an individual’s attitudes towards her feelings-thoughts and changes in her behavior in a variety of conditions positively or negatively. This study aimed to determine the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics with the genital self-image in women referred to Health Care Centers.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 239 women between 18-40 years old in 5 health care centers of Qazvin, by convenience sampling method in 2015-2016. Data were gathered using the research-made questionnaire of genital self-image set by the researcher. Independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, and general linear model were used to analyze data. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16.
Results: The mean score (SD) of the genital self-image in participants was 53.4 (12.1) from the total range of 0-100. Most women (83.7%) had moderate, 9.2% good and 7.1% poor genital self-image, respectively. There was a significant statistical relationship between the variables of occupation, woman and her husband's education levels, and body mass index with genital self-image (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Only a small number of women had a good genital self-image. Therefore, concerning the adverse and inappropriate consequences of genital self-image, it is recommended to study the other factors affecting genital self-image.
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