Background: Sexual dysfunction (SD) in women with diabetes is a multifaceted complication driven by hormonal, neuropathic and psychosocial factors. It has been reported that the prevalence of SD is higher in women with type 1 diabetes compared to both women with type 2 diabetes and women without diabetes. However, prevalence estimates of SD in women with type 1 diabetes are variable, due to the heterogeneity of the conducted studies and the various confounding factors that are associated with SD. Aim: This review aimed to estimate the prevalence of SD in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes compared to women without diabetes; consider current methods for measuring SD; and identify factors associated with SD in women with type 1 diabetes. Method: A systematic review of the literature was conducted. Four electronic databases (Embase, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO) were searched between 15 March and 29 April 2022, the search was updated on 4 February 2023 to identify studies that assessed SD in women with type 1 diabetes. Findings: The search yielded in 1104 articles; of these, 180 were assessed for eligibility. A meta-analysis of eight eligible studies revealed that the odds of experiencing SD is three times higher in women with type 1 diabetes compared to women without diabetes (OR = 3.8 95%CI 1.8–8.0, p < 0.001). The most commonly used measure of SD was the female sexual function index (FSFI); in three studies, this was combined with the female sexual distress scale (FSDS). Factors that have shown significant association with SD are depression, anxiety and duration of diabetes. Conclusion: This review has shown that SD is a significant issue for women with type 1 diabetes. These findings should encourage diabetes professionals and policymakers to give more attention to female SD (FSD) by incorporating it into care pathways and clinical guidelines.

Hashim, R., Forde, R., Ausili, D., Forbes, A. (2023). Prevalence and associated factors of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 40(11) [10.1111/dme.15173].

Prevalence and associated factors of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Ausili D.;
2023

Abstract

Background: Sexual dysfunction (SD) in women with diabetes is a multifaceted complication driven by hormonal, neuropathic and psychosocial factors. It has been reported that the prevalence of SD is higher in women with type 1 diabetes compared to both women with type 2 diabetes and women without diabetes. However, prevalence estimates of SD in women with type 1 diabetes are variable, due to the heterogeneity of the conducted studies and the various confounding factors that are associated with SD. Aim: This review aimed to estimate the prevalence of SD in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes compared to women without diabetes; consider current methods for measuring SD; and identify factors associated with SD in women with type 1 diabetes. Method: A systematic review of the literature was conducted. Four electronic databases (Embase, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO) were searched between 15 March and 29 April 2022, the search was updated on 4 February 2023 to identify studies that assessed SD in women with type 1 diabetes. Findings: The search yielded in 1104 articles; of these, 180 were assessed for eligibility. A meta-analysis of eight eligible studies revealed that the odds of experiencing SD is three times higher in women with type 1 diabetes compared to women without diabetes (OR = 3.8 95%CI 1.8–8.0, p < 0.001). The most commonly used measure of SD was the female sexual function index (FSFI); in three studies, this was combined with the female sexual distress scale (FSDS). Factors that have shown significant association with SD are depression, anxiety and duration of diabetes. Conclusion: This review has shown that SD is a significant issue for women with type 1 diabetes. These findings should encourage diabetes professionals and policymakers to give more attention to female SD (FSD) by incorporating it into care pathways and clinical guidelines.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
diabetes; sexual dysfunction; women health;
English
5-lug-2023
2023
40
11
e15173
none
Hashim, R., Forde, R., Ausili, D., Forbes, A. (2023). Prevalence and associated factors of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 40(11) [10.1111/dme.15173].
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