Selected aspects of sexual functioning in students
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Podhalańska Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Targu, Instytut Nauk o Zdrowiu
Katedra Zdrowia Kobiety, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu w Katowicach, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach
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Paulina Irena Jabłońska   

Podhalańska Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Targu, Instytut Nauk o Zdrowiu, kierunek pielęgniarstwo, ul. Gorczańska 23, 34-440 Kluszkowce, Polska
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2017;23(3):201-205
Introduction and objective:
According to epidemiological research 43% of females and 46% of males meet the criteria for sexual dysfunction. Etiology of sexual dysfunctions is multifactorial. It takes into consideration biological, mental and social factors. The aim of the study was evaluation of sexual functioning among young females and males and its assessment in regard to the selected variables (age, place of residence, year of study and financial situation).

Material and methods:
The research was conducted among the students between 18 and 25 years of age from Podhale State College of Applied Sciences in Nowy Targ and Medical University of Silesia in Katowice between October 2014 and June 2015. 1269 students participated in the study. The study was conducted via a diagnostic survey and the use of questionnaire method. Research tools were as follows: a self-developed questionnaire, Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF).

Most of the respondents initiated their sexual life. Sexual dysfunctions were detected among 19.69% of females and 34% of males. The acquired data shows that the females declaring very good financial situation got the highest average score from the FSFI scale (30.61±3.29). Such dependency was not identified among the males. However, statistically significant correlation between the number of points in the IIFE scale and the age of the studied males was detected (p=0.04).

Sexual dysfunctions are more frequent among males than females. In addition, sexual functioning of males has a positive correlation with age. Among females sexual functioning has a positive correlation with the year of study and their financial situation.

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