Factors Influencing the Sexual Satisfaction of Middle-aged Women

중년여성의 성만족에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Kim, Miok (Department of Nursing, Namseoul University)
  • 김미옥 (남서울대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.09.24
  • Accepted : 2014.01.09
  • Published : 2014.01.31


Sexual satisfaction depends a lot of various factors. The study was conducted to understand middle-aged women's sexual function, sexual communication, and sexual satisfaction and to determine factors influencing sexual satisfaction. As a descriptive correlation study, data was collected during Oct. in 2012 to Jan. in 2013 from 126 middle-aged women in Korea. Sexual function, sexual communication, and sexual satisfaction were averaged 25.02 (range of score 2~36), 3.12 (out of 5), and 2.36 (out of 4), respectively. Sexual satisfaction had a positive correlation with sexual function and sexual communication. Sexual function, sexual communication, and last formal education were influencing factors on sexual satisfaction. Sexual satisfaction of middle-aged women was considered their physical and psychological aspects. Nurses should become aware of the wider consideration that need to be made in relation to the general and sexual quality of life when caring for middle-aged women.

본 연구는 중년 여성의 성기능, 성 의사소통 및 성만족 정도를 파악하고 성만족에 영향을 미치는 요인을 파악함으로써 중년 여성의 성건강 증진을 위한 중재프로그램의 기초자료를 제공하고자 시도되었으며, 2012년 10월부터 2013년 1월에 걸쳐 국내 4개 도시에 거주하는 40세~60세의 중년여성 126명의 설문지를 분석하였다. 본 연구 결과, 성기능, 성 의사소통 및 교육 수준이 중년 여성의 성만족에 영향을 미치는 요인으로 나타나 성기능 정도와 성 의사소통 정도가 높은 경우와 높은 교육 수준을 가진 경우에 성만족 정도가 높아지는 경향이 있음을 알 수 있었다. 또한 본 연구 대상자의 73%가 성기능 장애를 가지고 있는 것으로 나타나 중년 여성이 발달적, 상황적 변화에 더불어 사회경제적 변화로 인해 성건강을 위협받고 있음을 알 수 있었다. 중년 여성의 성문제를 해결하기 위한 개인의 인식이 부족함과 더불어 사회적 차원의 자원이 충분하지 않은 상황에서 의료인은 여성 성기능 장애에 대한 문제의 심각성과 적극적인 해결방안의 중요성을 인식하고, 성 관련 문제 해결 역량을 높이기 위한 적극적인 노력이 필요할 것이다.



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