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Sexual performance and climacteric symptoms in women who perform physical activity

Estela Rodrigues Paiva Alves, Aurélio Molina da Costa, Maria Djair Dias


Aim: To investigate the association between the pattern of sexual performance and the intensity of climacteric symptoms in women that perform physical activity. Method: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted with 260 women between 40 and 65 years of age from July to September, 2011. For data collection it used a semi-structured questionnaire, the Blatt & Kupperman Menopausal Index and the Sexual Quotient - female version. Data treatment included the association tests Chi-square and Fisher's exact test. Results: Women with sexual performance pattern rated good/excellent, evaluated by QS-F, were the ones who showed mild manifestations in BKMI. Among those who had a sexual performance standard rated as bad/unfavorable, higher scores indicating moderate to severe manifestations were found. The association between the two scales was significant (p<0,001). Conclusion: the pattern of sexual performance is associated with climacteric symptoms


Women;Middle age;Physical Education.


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