N, 44 were sexually impaired, resulting in 36 who were active without impairment. The other large population study was a sample of 3,205 women from the Boston metropolitan area [10]. In this study, 51 were sexually active, and 38 of those sexually active were sexually impaired, resulting in 32 1326631 sexually active without impairment [10]. In both general population studies, rates of sexual activity and impairment were Pleuromutilin site strongly associated with age and marital status [9,10]. Neither study, however, published data in a form that allowed direct comparison of published 69-25-0 price results, disaggregated by age and marital status, between women from the general population and women with scleroderma. We were able to obtain the original data from the twins study for the present study because the data were publically available in a post-study repository. An important contribution of the current study was that it is the first study to directly compare sexual activity and impairment among women with a chronic medical disease to women from a general population sample, using original data from both samples and controlling for both age and marital status. Another important contribution is that it directly compared sexual functioning domains among women with SSc to general population women.Table 3. Comparison of sexual impairment rates between women with systemic sclerosis and women from a UK general population sample, stratified by age and marital status.Married CSRG Age Group 18?9 30?9 40?9 50?9 60?9 70+ Total N 4 12 71 92 62 11 252 N ( ) Impaired 3 (75) 7 (58) 36 (51) 60 (65) 45 (73) 8 (73) 159 (63) UK N 5 81 119 220 140 34 599 N ( ) Impaired 4 (80) 23 (28) 41 (34) 112 (51) 79 (56) 26 (76) 285 (48) Rate Ratio 0.94 2.05 1.47 1.28 1.29 0.95 1.33 95 CI 0.46?.92 1.14?.71 1.05?.06 1.05?.56 1.04?.59 0.63?.43 1.17?.Non-Married CSRG N 2 7 14 9 10 2 44 N ( ) Impaired 0 (0) 5 (71) 5 (36) 6 (67) 5 (50) 1 (50) 22 (50) UK N 8 52 88 117 78 14 357 N ( ) Impaired 1 (13) 14 (27) 16 (18) 52 (44) 42 (54) 10 (71) 135 (38) Rate Ratio 0 2.65 1.96 1.50 0.93 0.70 1.32 95 CI —-1.39?.07 0.86?.51 0.91?.48 0.48?.78 0.17?.91 0.96?.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052129.tFemale Sexual Functioning in Systemic SclerosisTable 4. Comparison of FSFI domain scores between sexually active women with systemic sclerosis Patients and sexually active women from a UK general population sample; unadjusted and adjusted for total FSFI score.Unadjusted Domain Scores FSFI Domain Desire Arousal Lubrication Orgasm Pain Mean Difference (UK ?CSRG) 0.29 0.22 0.94 0.36 0.75 P value ,0.001 0.014 ,0.001 0.001 ,0.001 Hedge’s g 0.25 0.16 0.66 0.25 0.Domain Scores, Adjusted for Total FSFI Score Mean Difference (UK ?CSRG) 20.11 20.31 0.40 20.19 0.21 P value 0.054 ,0.001 ,0.001 0.003 0.012 Hedge’s g 20.13 20.38 0.43 20.20 0.(CSRG Sample: N = 296; UK Sample: N = 956). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052129.tIn SSc, several previous studies have suggested that rates of sexual impairment might be high using different instruments and methods, and have suggested factors that may be related [11,12,19?3]. No previous studies, however, used a validated measure to compare domains of sexual function that may be problematic for women with SSc. The finding of the 18325633 present study that lubrication is a key problem driving impairment in SSc is consistent with literature suggesting that vaginal dryness is commonly reported among women with SSc, and is linked to sexual impairment [11,13,23]. In addition, the finding that pain was also an importa.N, 44 were sexually impaired, resulting in 36 who were active without impairment. The other large population study was a sample of 3,205 women from the Boston metropolitan area [10]. In this study, 51 were sexually active, and 38 of those sexually active were sexually impaired, resulting in 32 1326631 sexually active without impairment [10]. In both general population studies, rates of sexual activity and impairment were strongly associated with age and marital status [9,10]. Neither study, however, published data in a form that allowed direct comparison of published results, disaggregated by age and marital status, between women from the general population and women with scleroderma. We were able to obtain the original data from the twins study for the present study because the data were publically available in a post-study repository. An important contribution of the current study was that it is the first study to directly compare sexual activity and impairment among women with a chronic medical disease to women from a general population sample, using original data from both samples and controlling for both age and marital status. Another important contribution is that it directly compared sexual functioning domains among women with SSc to general population women.Table 3. Comparison of sexual impairment rates between women with systemic sclerosis and women from a UK general population sample, stratified by age and marital status.Married CSRG Age Group 18?9 30?9 40?9 50?9 60?9 70+ Total N 4 12 71 92 62 11 252 N ( ) Impaired 3 (75) 7 (58) 36 (51) 60 (65) 45 (73) 8 (73) 159 (63) UK N 5 81 119 220 140 34 599 N ( ) Impaired 4 (80) 23 (28) 41 (34) 112 (51) 79 (56) 26 (76) 285 (48) Rate Ratio 0.94 2.05 1.47 1.28 1.29 0.95 1.33 95 CI 0.46?.92 1.14?.71 1.05?.06 1.05?.56 1.04?.59 0.63?.43 1.17?.Non-Married CSRG N 2 7 14 9 10 2 44 N ( ) Impaired 0 (0) 5 (71) 5 (36) 6 (67) 5 (50) 1 (50) 22 (50) UK N 8 52 88 117 78 14 357 N ( ) Impaired 1 (13) 14 (27) 16 (18) 52 (44) 42 (54) 10 (71) 135 (38) Rate Ratio 0 2.65 1.96 1.50 0.93 0.70 1.32 95 CI —-1.39?.07 0.86?.51 0.91?.48 0.48?.78 0.17?.91 0.96?.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052129.tFemale Sexual Functioning in Systemic SclerosisTable 4. Comparison of FSFI domain scores between sexually active women with systemic sclerosis Patients and sexually active women from a UK general population sample; unadjusted and adjusted for total FSFI score.Unadjusted Domain Scores FSFI Domain Desire Arousal Lubrication Orgasm Pain Mean Difference (UK ?CSRG) 0.29 0.22 0.94 0.36 0.75 P value ,0.001 0.014 ,0.001 0.001 ,0.001 Hedge’s g 0.25 0.16 0.66 0.25 0.Domain Scores, Adjusted for Total FSFI Score Mean Difference (UK ?CSRG) 20.11 20.31 0.40 20.19 0.21 P value 0.054 ,0.001 ,0.001 0.003 0.012 Hedge’s g 20.13 20.38 0.43 20.20 0.(CSRG Sample: N = 296; UK Sample: N = 956). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052129.tIn SSc, several previous studies have suggested that rates of sexual impairment might be high using different instruments and methods, and have suggested factors that may be related [11,12,19?3]. No previous studies, however, used a validated measure to compare domains of sexual function that may be problematic for women with SSc. The finding of the 18325633 present study that lubrication is a key problem driving impairment in SSc is consistent with literature suggesting that vaginal dryness is commonly reported among women with SSc, and is linked to sexual impairment [11,13,23]. In addition, the finding that pain was also an importa.

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