Impaired sexual function in women with systemic sclerosis: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Schouffoer2009ImpairedSF,
  title={Impaired sexual function in women with systemic sclerosis: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Anne A. Schouffoer and Jacolien van der Marel and Moniek M. ter Kuile and Philomeen Th M Weijenborg and A Voskuyl and Corrie W Vliet Vlieland and Jacob M van Laar and Theodora P. M. Vliet Vlieland},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={1601-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare sexual functioning and distress in women with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with that in healthy controls and determine the association between disease characteristics and sexual function. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 69 women with SSc (ages 18-60 years) and 58 healthy, age-matched controls. Assessment included the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Short Form 36 health survey… CONTINUE READING