The Correlation between Severity of Overactive Bladder Symptoms with Female Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Satisfaction of Partners.

Sexual dysfunction in women with overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome has been an important topic, while the sexual satisfaction of partners has not been fully investigated. Our aim was to explore the association between the severity of OAB with female sexual dysfunction and sexual satisfaction of partners.

A total of 323 patients with OAB recruited in our hospital were included in our study from September 2017 to March 2019. Data were collected by Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) questionnaire, self-designed questionnaire for basic characteristics; Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI); and sexual satisfaction survey for sex partners of patients. χ2 test or 1-way ANOVA was used to compare the variables among groups. Logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze the severity of OAB with female sexual dysfunction and sexual satisfaction of partners. The correlations between different OABSS domains with female sexual dysfunction and sexual satisfaction of partners were assessed.

All the patients were classified into mild (n = 107), moderate (n = 98), severe (n = 118) OAB group based on OABSS. Most of the basic information were similar among groups, except for BMI, highest education, occupation, fertility, and history of pelvic floor surgery. After multiple factors correction, the severity of OAB, exercise frequency, and the history of pelvic floor surgery were statistically associated with the female sexual dysfunction and sexual satisfaction of partners. Urgency score was significantly correlated with female sexual dysfunction, and the urge incontinence was most significantly associated with the sexual satisfaction of partners.

Severe OAB was closely associated with female sexual dysfunction and sexual satisfaction of partners. The urgency and urge incontinence should be focused for OAB management.

Urologia internationalis. 2020 Nov 11 [Epub ahead of print]

Yangyun Wang, Chaoliang Shi, Yang Wang, Wei Jiao, Xilong Wang, Jun Zhang, Guowei Shi, Denglong Wu

Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China., Department of Urology, The Fifth People's Hospital of Shanghai, Fudan University, Shanghai, China., Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, .

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