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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162-165

Sexual dysfunctional beliefs among male and female medical students


1 Post Graduate, Department of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India
3 Professor, HOD, Department of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India
4 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raghuram Macharapu
Department of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AMH.AMH_35_18

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Objective: The aim was to study about the sexual dysfunctional beliefs among male and female medical students and analyze the factors in which the beliefs are more obvious. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted among male and female interns in Mamata General Hospital, Khammam. The present study consists of 156 participants, 68 students were excluded from the study as they are not willing to give consent, so the study was conducted on 88 students. The study was conducted using “sexual dysfunctional beliefs questionnaire – male and female versions.” The study protocol was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee. Results: Sexual dysfunctional beliefs among females and males showed significance of P value. In females, there is a significant positive correlation among all the variables and whereas in males, there is both significant positive correlation and negative correlation among the variables. Conclusion: Overall, findings in the current study population suggest that dysfunctional sexual beliefs are more in men than in women. In males, “Macho belief” is more evident than other factors and whereas in females, it is sexual conservatism.


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