Relationship between the Covid-19 Anxiety and the Quality of Sexual Life of Women in Reproductive Age During the Lockdown

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Professor, Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

2 PhD Student in Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran



Background & Aims: The Covid-19 pandemic gave rise to the increase of major problems such as physical, psychological, social, in all nations and affected all aspects of people’s personal lives. The literature has evidenced a relationship between the quality of sexual life and anxiety. Therefore, the present research was designed and carried out regarding the relationship between the quality of sexual life with Covid-19 anxiety of women in reproductive age during the lockdown.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study. The sampling process and implementation of this research was conducted from May 2, 2020, to May 21, 2020, using cluster sampling at comprehensive health centers in Urmia, Iran. It was designed and conducted on 750 women of reproductive age during the Covid-19 pandemic. The data collection tools comprised three questionnaire : a demographic information questionnaire, a Sexual Quality of Life-Female questionnaire (SQOL-F) and a Corona Disease Anxiety Scale (CDAS).
Results: The results revealed a reveres and significant correlation between the SQOL-F and Covid-19 anxiety. Furthermore, according to the results, several demographic characteristics such as age, duration of the marriage, having children and education level had a significant relationship with Covid-19 anxiety and the SQOL-F.
Conclusion: Taking into account the Covid-19 anxiety and its effect on the quality of sexual life, professional specialists in the field of medicine, health, and prevention should pay more attention to these dimensions of life and take crucial and effective measures to improve the sexual life quality and reduce the Covid-19 anxiety.


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