Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements


Original Research 
RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 400-402


Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Hira javed, Sadia Niazi, Adnan Adil, Anam Yousaf, Anam Khan, Saba Ghayas.

Abstract
Objective: To examine the mediating role of body image concern between obesity and sexual satisfaction and to test the invariance across health status.
Methodology: A Sample of 307 married women was collected through a purposive sampling with the age range of 20-50 years. They were divided into women with PCOS (n=141) and normal women (n=166). We used Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women and Body Image Concern Inventory to measure sexual satisfaction and body perception, respectively. The BMI was categorized into three groups as normal weight (18.5 to 24.99), over weight (25 to 29.99) and obese (> 30).
Results: The structural model of sexual satisfaction revealed a significant mediating role of body image concern between obesity and sexual satisfaction. This model was also tested across health status, which was variant.
Conclusion: BMI negatively influenced the body image of women which in turn lead to a low level of sexual satisfaction. Married women diagnosed with PCOS were less sexually satisfied due to their weight and high body image concern as compared to normal married women.

Key words: Body mass index, body image concern, sexual satisfaction, invariance.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Hira javed
Articles by Sadia Niazi
Articles by Adnan Adil
Articles by Anam Yousaf
Articles by Anam Khan
Articles by Saba Ghayas
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

javed H, Niazi S, Adil A, Yousaf A, Khan A, Ghayas S. Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 400-402.


Web Style

javed H, Niazi S, Adil A, Yousaf A, Khan A, Ghayas S. Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=45772 [Access: May 20, 2022].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

javed H, Niazi S, Adil A, Yousaf A, Khan A, Ghayas S. Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 400-402.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

javed H, Niazi S, Adil A, Yousaf A, Khan A, Ghayas S. Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. RMJ. (2022), [cited May 20, 2022]; 47(2): 400-402.



Harvard Style

javed, H., Niazi, . S., Adil, . A., Yousaf, . A., Khan, . A. & Ghayas, . S. (2022) Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. RMJ, 47 (2), 400-402.



Turabian Style

javed, Hira, Sadia Niazi, Adnan Adil, Anam Yousaf, Anam Khan, and Saba Ghayas. 2022. Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 400-402.



Chicago Style

javed, Hira, Sadia Niazi, Adnan Adil, Anam Yousaf, Anam Khan, and Saba Ghayas. "Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 400-402.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

javed, Hira, Sadia Niazi, Adnan Adil, Anam Yousaf, Anam Khan, and Saba Ghayas. "Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome." Rawal Medical Journal 47.2 (2022), 400-402. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

javed, H., Niazi, . S., Adil, . A., Yousaf, . A., Khan, . A. & Ghayas, . S. (2022) Body image concern as mediator between obesity and sexual satisfaction: a comparative study of married women with and without Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 400-402.








AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed
&
Abstracted


Indexed in WHO Index Medicus IMEMR, Emromedex, Pakmedinet, ExtraMED,  Scopus, Web of Science and Tehqeeqat

                     Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan 


ABOUT JOURNAL
POLICIES
STATEMENTS

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.