The prevalence and correlates of postcoital dysphoria in women
This study examined the lifetime and 4-week prevalence of postcoital dysphoria (PCD) and its relationship with psychological distress and reports of past sexual abuse. Amongst 222 female university students, 32.9% reported having ever experienced PCD while 10% reported experiencing PCD in the previous four weeks. Multiple regression analyses revealed support for the hypothesis that lifetime and 4-week prevalence of PCD would be positively correlated with psychological distress. Lifetime prevalence of PCD, but not 4-week prevalence, correlated with reports of childhood sexual abuse. These factors explained only minimal variance in PCD prevalence, prompting further research into this significantly under-investigated sexual difficulty.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||postcoital dysphoria, postcoital blues, postcoital depression, sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunctions|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Routledge|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Sexual Health, 23(1), pp.14-25. International Journal of Sexual Health is available online at informaworld.|
|Deposited On:||03 Oct 2011 11:42|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2012 19:21|
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