Associated Factors for Marital Satisfaction in Iranian Women During SARS-COV-2 Pandemic: A Population-Based Study

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Mojdeh Banaei 1 , Sanaz Safarzadeh 1 , Azam Moridi 1 , Mohammad Dordeh 2 , Sareh Dashti 3 , Fatemeh Abdi ORCID 4 , Nasibeh Roozbeh 1 , *

1 Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

3 Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

4 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

How to Cite: Banaei M, Safarzadeh S, Moridi A, Dordeh M, Dashti S, et al. Associated Factors for Marital Satisfaction in Iranian Women During SARS-COV-2 Pandemic: A Population-Based Study, Shiraz E-Med J.2021 In Press(In Press): e112434. doi: 10.5812/semj.112434.

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Shiraz E-Medical Journal: In Press (In Press); e112434
Published Online: June 05, 2021
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 06, 2021
Revised: March 28, 2021
Accepted: April 29, 2021
Primary Published scheduled for 22 (8)
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Abstract

Objectives: The increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in Iran has resulted in the increased risk for anxiety and stress in families. Due to the importance of the impact of family health on the mental health status of the society and the fundamental role of marital relations, which is an indicator of marital satisfaction this study was conducted to investigate associated factors of marital satisfaction in Iranian women during COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: This online cross-sectional study was carried out in to assess associated factors of marital satisfaction in Iranian women during COVID-19 pandemic, from 01 April to 20 April 2020. The study sample consisted of 317 married women in childbearing age who were eligible to enter the study. Data were collected by the socio-demographic information, Female Sexual Function Index, ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Data analysis was done using SPSS software version 22.

Results: A total of 317 married women participated in this study. The average age of the participants was 31.85±6.94 years old. Based on the multiple linear regression model, only five variables including sexual satisfaction (B=2.414, P<0.001), Physical symptoms (B=0.245, P=0.045), anxiety and insomnia (B=-0.319, P=0.002), social dysfunction (B=0.265, P=0.003) and depression (B=-0.441, P<0.001) could significantly predict marital satisfaction during COVID-19 pandemic in this study were.

Conclusions: Sexual satisfaction, physical symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and depression could significantly have affected marital satisfaction during COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, planning to identify these factors and provide the appropriate strategy can increase marital satisfaction in times of crisis.

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