Online First Nr96

Psychiatr. Pol. ONLINE FIRST Nr 96: 1–13

Published ahead of print 29 April 2018


Dorota Kalka

FREE POLISH FULLTEXT: Objawy depresji i satysfakcja seksualna a zadowolenie ze związku u osób z cukrzycą typu 2 z dysfunkcjami seksualnymi

FREE ENGLISH FULLTEXT: Depressive symptoms, sexual satisfaction and satisfaction with a relationship in individuals with type 2 diabetes and sexual dysfunctions

Aim. The level of sexual satisfaction constitutes a significant factor affecting satisfaction with a relationship, particularly in the case of people with chronic diseases (like type 2 diabetes), sexual dysfunctions and depressive symptoms. The aim of the conducted research was to verify a moderating role of intensified depressive symptoms in relation to sexual satisfaction and relationship quality, as well as the relationship between these variables in the group of individuals with type 2 diabetes and sexual dysfunctions. We also examined which aspects of sexual satisfaction and relationship quality the participants were the most satisfied with.
Method. Finally, 93 persons (38 women) with type 2 diabetes and with at least one sexual dysfunction took part in the research. Three questionnaire methods were applied in the research: the Sternberg Triangular Love Scale, the Sexual Satisfaction Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory.
Results. The results showed differences in the level of individual aspects of sexual satisfaction and components of satisfaction with a relationship. Intensified depressive symptoms turned out to be a moderator in the relationship between sexual satisfaction and relationship quality in the case of general and specific indicators.
Conclusion. The higher the satisfaction with controlling sexual contacts in people with type 2 diabetes and high-intensity of depressive symptoms, the more satisfied they are with emotional and physical intimacy with a partner. People with low-intensity of depressive symptoms who assume their influence on sexual contacts with a partner to be low, are found to be more motivated to search for them.

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