Journal article

Sexual Function in the Late Postmenopause: A Decade of Follow-Up in a Population-Based Cohort of Australian Women

Risa AM Lonnee-Hoffmann, Lorraine Dennerstein, Philippe Lehert, Cassandra Szoeke

Journal of Sexual Medicine | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014


INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of longitudinal studies assessing sexual function of women in the late postmenopause. AIM: This study aims to describe sexual function of women in the late postmenopause and to investigate change from early postmenopause. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of 2012/13 and longitudinal analysis from 2002/04 of the population based, Australian cohort of the Women's Healthy Ageing Project, applying validated instruments: Short Personal Experience Questionnaire (SPEQ), Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, and California Verbal Learning Test. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Sexual activity, SPEQ, and FSDS. RE..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The first author received a grant from the Liaison Committee between the Central Norway Regional Health Authority (RHA) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).Dr. Szoeke has provided clinical consultancy and has been on scientific advisory committees for the Australian CSIRO, Alzheimer's Australia, University of Melbourne and other relationships that are subject to confidentiality clauses. She has been a Chief Investigator on investigator driven research projects in partnership with Pfizer, Merck, Piramal, Bayer, and GE. Her research program has received support from NHMRC, Alzheimer's Association, Collier Trust, Scobie and Claire McKinnon Foundation, JO and JR Wicking Trust, Shepherd Foundation, Brain Foundation, Mason Foundation, Ramaciotti Foundation, Alzheimer's Australia, and Royal Australian College of Physicians. She may accrue revenues from patent in pharmacogenomics prediction of seizure recurrence.