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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(4): 466
중년 직장여성의 성기능에 미치는 골반저근운동의 효과: 예비연구
박형숙1, 김은경2, 김민영3, 양영옥4, 박경연5
1부산대학교 간호대학
4가야대학교 간호학과
5신라대학교 간호학과
Effects of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise on Sexual Function in Employed Middle-aged Women: A Pilot Study
Hyoung-Sook Park1, Eun-Gyeong Kim2, Min-Young Kim3, Young-Ok Yang4, Kyung-Yeon Park5
1College of Nursing, Pusan National University
2Puasn National University Hospital
3Puasn National University Hospital
4Department of Nursing, Kaya University
5Department of Nursing, College of Medical and Life Science, Silla University
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify effects of pelvic floor muscle exercise on sexual function and to present basic information on promoting sexual function for employed middle-aged women.
Method: Data were collected from July to September, 2005 from a sample of 25 conveniently selected middle-aged working women from B city. For personal reasons, 10 dropped out, leaving 15 women who were treated with the exercise for 6 weeks. Outcome measures on sexual function were assessed by a self-report questionnaire based on the Female Sexual Function Index(Rosen et al, 2000 and translated by Kim, 2004). Cronbach ${alpha}'s $ for the two studies were .82 and .96 respectively and for this study, .81. Descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon signed rank test were used to analyze the data.
Results: The mean score for sexual function was 21.42(range 2-36). There were significant improvements in total sexual function, and 4 sub-scales of sexual function, sexual arousal, vaginal lubrication, orgasm, and coital pain. No significant improvements in sexual desire or sexual satisfaction were found.
Conclusion: The small sample means findings must be interpreted with caution, but do suggest that pelvic floor muscle exercise could be an effective exercise for improvement of sexual function.
Key words: Sex | Pelvic floor | Exercise | Middle aged | Women
주요어: 골반저 | 성기능 | 직장 | 중년여성