score and the frequency of sexual intercourse rose from 10.8 (2-26.9) and 1 (0-8) at baseline to 27.8 (15.2-35.4) and 4 (2-8) at 1 month after the last laser therapy (P<.001 for all).
is a 19-item self-report measure which assesses sexual function in females.
Sexual function, the outcome variable for this study, was evaluated using the FSFI
questionnaire, which is a 19-item inventory measuring sexual function over a 4-week period in six domains.
Finally Biglu et al (2016) found that non-mutilated women have significantly higher Female Sexual Function (FSFI
) score (25.3[+ or -] 4.34) compared to mutilated women (17.9[+ or -]5.39).
was used to assess the sexual function of the women in this study.
"Although voiding diaries and questionnaires on urinary symptoms showed an improvement after onaBoNT-A injection, we documented a significant correlation only between the reduction of episodes of [urgency urinary incontinence] and improvement of FSFI
Initial approach to patients with female sexual dysfunction History History of presenting illness Sexual history Complete gynecological history Birth control and hormone therapy history Medications Psych history Standardized Screener (e.g., FSFI
) Physical Exam General appearance Abdominal exam Vulvoscopy Presence of dermatological lesions ([+ or -] biopsy) Cue tip testing for vulvodynia Vaginal pH for atrophic vaginitis Microscopy/KOH testing for clue cells, parabasal cells Investigations TSH, prolactin Sex hormone-binding globulin Estradiol Total testosterone Calculated free testosterone FSFI
: Female Sexual Function Inventory.
We used a validated standardized FSFI
The total mean score and scores of each of the six FSFI
questionnaire domains before and after treatment did not show any significant difference between the two groups.
The following questionnaires were used: adapted Etienne and Waitman (2006) assessment card and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI
), validated for the Portuguese language, which is a specific and multidimensional questionnaire to evaluate feminine sexual response.
is a valid and reliable questionnaire for evaluating the sexual function of women during the past four weeks.
The total mean score of FSFI
was 22.6 [+ or -] 9.8 and 25.7 [+ or -] 7.8 in the women with poor sleep quality versus those with good sleep quality, respectively (P = 0.004, Table 2).