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Kamranpour S B, Tarahi M J, Kohan S, Alizadeh S. Relationship of Emotional Intelligence With Sexual Function in Females. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2019; 29 (2) :65-72
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1- PhD. Candidate in Reproductive Health, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Health and Nutrition, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
3- Associate Professor, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
4- PhD. Candidate of Reproductive Health, Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran.
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Introduction: A desirable sex that can provide satisfaction for couples has a crucial role in the success and sustainability of the family. The effect of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on sexual function is of great importance. However, the relationship between EI and sexual function in females is unknown. In this regard, the current study aimed at investigating the association between EI and female sexual function.
Objective: The study purpose is to determine the relationship between EI and sexual functioning in women referring to health centers in Rasht City, Iran, in 2015.
Materials and Methods: The analytical and correlational study was conducted on 100 female subjects referred to health centers in Rasht selected by the cluster random sampling method. After obtaining written consent from them, the study data were collected using Persian versions of the Bar-On emotional quotient inventory and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), which had acceptable validity and reliability. The obtained data were analyzed by the Pearson correlation test and multiple regression analysis.
Results: Sexual function index score in female subjects was less than 32, and there were various aspects of sexual disorders among them. Their sexual function and its six domains were positively correlated with their EI (r=0.60, P<0.05) and 37% of variations in female sexual function was predicted by EI. The regression analysis results showed that the component of “attention”, as the most important factor, could predict 30% of changes in female sexual function followed by “clarity” and “repair”, which predicted 8% and 4% of female sexual function variations, respectively.
Conclusion: Since there was an association between EI and female sexual function, EI should be considered as an important and effective factor to improve the sexual performance of couples. The focus on EI is strongly recommended to evaluate and provide counseling services to couples.
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Article Type : Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/10/22 | Accepted: 2019/01/29 | Published: 2019/04/1

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