Risk and associated factors of female sexual orgasmic disorder in women with hypertension in Malaysia

Rozimah Abdul Latif, Rosediani Muhamad, Sharmilla Kanagasundram, Hatta Sidi, Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar, Marhani Midin, Srijit Das, Chong Guan Ng*

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Introduction: The objective of this study was to examine the risk of female sexual orgasmic disorder among a group of women with hypertension in Malaysia. The associated factors were also examined. Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 348 hypertensive women attending the primary care or hypertension clinic in a teaching hospital in Malaysia. Female sexual orgasmic disorder was assessed using the Orgasmic subscale of the Malay Version of the Female Sexual Function Index (MVFSFI). Basic socio-demographic data of the subjects was collected using a predesigned questionnaire. Medical records were reviewed to gather patients' medical information. Results: The risk of female sexual orgasmic disorder among hypertensive women was 14.1%. Univariate analysis found that older age, longer duration of marriage, lower educational level, and menopause were associated with higher risk of female sexual orgasmic disorder. These factors were not significant in multivariate analysis. Discussion: The risk of female sexual orgasmic disorder was relatively low in Malaysian women with hypertension. No risk factors were associated with female sexual orgasmic disorder in the current study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalAsia-Pacific Psychiatry
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Female
  • Hypertension
  • Malay
  • Orgasmic
  • Sexual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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