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Table 2 Pre- and post-treatment sexual functioning in breast cancer patients as measured by the Female Sexual Function Index-FSFI (higher scores indicate a better function, n = 216)

From: Sexual function in breast cancer patients: a prospective study from Iran

  Pre-treatment Post-treatment   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Effect size P*
FSFI domains
Sexual desire 3.8 (0.97) 2.8 (1.13) 0.95 < 0.001
Arousal 4.1(1.25) 3.2 (1.45) 0.66 < 0.001
Lubrication 5.3(1.01) 4.3 (1.48) 0.79 < 0.001
Orgasm 4.8(1.17) 4.0 (1.47) 0.60 < 0.001
Satisfaction 3.3(1.47) 3.0 (1.26) 0.22 < 0.001
Pain 5.2(1.19) 4.5 (1.63) 0.49 < 0.001
Total FSFI score 26.6 (4.26) 22.1 (5.89) 0.87 < 0.001
Range 7.2-34.2 2.8-32.9 - -
Sexual disorder† Number (%) Number (%)   < 0.0001¶
No 103 (48) 34 (16)   
Yes 113 (52) 182 (84) - -
  1. * Derived from paired t-test.
  2. According to cut-off point score for Iranian females [16].
  3. ¶ Derived from Chi-square test.