The Effect of Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises on Sexual Satisfaction of 20-40-Year-old Women Referring to Women′s Counseling Center in 2015: Rafsanjan Health Center No. 1


Abstract

Introduction: Sexual disorders are common among women. This study aimed to investigate the effect of pelvic exercises on women›s sexual satisfaction.
Methods: Fifty subjects among 20-40-year-old women referring to the counseling center No. 1 of Rafsanjan Health Department were selected using convenient sampling and randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. The participants completed Linda Berg›s Sexual Satisfaction Scale in pretest and posttests. Five training sessions were held on pelvic muscle (Kegel) exercises for the experimental group. The control group received no training.The collected data were analyzed using independent t-test, chi-square test and covariance analysis.
Results: Sexual satisfaction did not differ between the two groups in pretest (P = 0.614). No high rate of sexual satisfaction was observed for both groups in the pre-test; however, the difference was significant between the pre- and post-test sexual satisfaction scores for the experimental group (P = 0.02). Moreover, there was a significant difference between the sexual satisfaction scores in the post-test for both groups (P < 0.001).
Conclusions: The Kegel exercise has an impact on women›s sexual satisfaction; therefore, gynecologists, midwives, and psychologists can also benefit from this exercise to improve women›s sexual function.

Keywords

Orgasm; Pelvic Floor Exercises; Kegel

The Effect of Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises on Sexual Satisfaction of 20-40-Year-old Women Referring to Women′s Counseling Center in 2015: Rafsanjan Health Center No. 1


Authors

Mohammadreza Mirzabeigi

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Department, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

Batoul Shafiei Marji

E-mail: [email protected]
Affiliation: MSc, Department of General Psychology, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

Mohammadreza Mokhtaree

Affiliation: MSc, Department of Educational Psychology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

The Effect of Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises on Sexual Satisfaction of 20-40-Year-old Women Referring to Women′s Counseling Center in 2015: Rafsanjan Health Center No. 1


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Mirzabeigi M, Shafiei Marji B, Mokhtaree M. The Effect of Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises on Sexual Satisfaction of 20-40-Year-old Women Referring to Women′s Counseling Center in 2015: Rafsanjan Health Center No. 1. Focus on Sciences. 2106; 4(1):1-13


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Mirzabeigi, M., Shafiei Marji, B., & Mokhtaree, M. (2106). The Effect of Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises on Sexual Satisfaction of 20-40-Year-old Women Referring to Women′s Counseling Center in 2015: Rafsanjan Health Center No. 1. Focus on Sciences, 4(1), 1-13.


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Mohammadreza Mirzabeigi, Batoul Shafiei Marji, and Mohammadreza Mokhtaree "The Effect of Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises on Sexual Satisfaction of 20-40-Year-old Women Referring to Women′s Counseling Center in 2015: Rafsanjan Health Center No. 1". Focus on Sciences 4, no. 1 (2106).

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