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Table 3 The relationship between the six domains of the FSFI and demographic and clinical variables in the study subjects

From: Sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis: prevalence and impact on quality of life

FSFI DomainDesireArousalLubricationOrgasmSatisfactionPainTotal Sexual Dysfunction
Ager−0.212**−0.238**−0.119*− 0.156**− 0.154**0.153**− 0.166**
p< 0.001< 0.0010.0400.0070.0080.0080.004
Duration of marriage (years)r−0.171**− 0.237**− 0.150**− 0.169**−0.141*0.153**−0.166**
p0.003< 0.0010.0090.0030.0150.0080.004
Fatiguer−0.173**−0.226**−0.261**− 0.234**−0.252**− 0.195**−0.313**
p0.003< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001< 0.0010.001< 0.001
Age at diagnosisr−0.107− 0.137*0.021− 0.049−0.0410.195**−0.024
p0.0650.0180.7110.3970.4750.0010.673
Anxietyr0.070−0.0940.009− 0.105−0.0930.008−0.054
p0.2290.1040.8790.0690.1090.8870.349
Depressionr0.007−0.200**−0.066−0.147*− 0.118*−0.043− 0.135*
p0.900< 0.0010.2520.0110.0400.4530.020
Stressr0.114*−0.0760.028−0.075− 0.060−0.043− 0.029
p0.0480.1890.6270.1950.3010.4540.613
Disease duration (years)r−0.069−0.041−0.147*− 0.173**−0.101− 0.044−0.106
p0.2350.4830.0110.0030.0820.4500.068
EDSSr−0.071−0.148*−0.127*− 0.173**−0.154**− 0.024−0.164**
p0.2190.0100.0280.0030.0080.6760.004
Physical health composite scorer0.257**0.368**0.319**0.323**0.365**0.195**0.427**
p< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001< 0.0010.001< 0.001
Mental health composite scorer0.225**0.300**0.212**0.290**0.303**0.193**0.354**
p< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001< 0.0010.001< 0.001
MS Pattern Mean (SD)
 CIS183.46(0.76)3.58(1.14)5.01(0.86)3.51(1.40)4.97(1.18)5.20(0.87)25.75(4.18)
 RRMS2433.42(1.06)3.66(1.16)4.27(1.26)3.84(1.26)4.57(1.13)4.94(1.20)24.73(5.17)
 Progressives393.35(1.09)3.28(1.26)4.02(1.47)3.37(1.13)4.35(1.29)5.16(1.12)23.56(5.02)
ANOVAF0.0931.7603.8192.7501.7550.8711.337
P0.9110.1740.0230.0660.1750.4200.264
Education Mean (SD)
 Secondary school or below743.29(1.21)3.25(1.28)3.98(1.50)3.46(1.36)4.37(1.27)5.23(1.18)23.58(5.72)
 High school1323.43(0.996)3.72(1.21)4.40(1.19)3.89(1.23)4.57(1.18)4.95(1.15)24.95(5.14)
 University943.50(.990)3.74(0.99)4.37(1.20)3.82(1.21)4.74(1.02)4.86(1.22)25.04(4.46)
ANOVAF0.8114.6852.8442.8662.0292.0972.113
P0.4450.0100.0600.0580.1330.1250.123
  1. P-value resulted from Pearson’s test and ANOVA,
  2. **. Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed),
  3. *. Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)