Table 3

Univariate analysis defining factors associated with sexual quality of life
R of Spearman T student p
Age −2.920 0.003
Female gender 50.3 ± 15.7 0.001
Male gender 38.9 ± 17.2
Analphabetic 46.1 ± 16.8 0.4
University level 48.2 ± 21.5
BMI 0.005 0.9
Disease duration −0.266 0.007
VAS low back pain −0.443 <0.0001
Oswestry −0.214 0.03
Question 8 of Oswestry (sex life) −0.095 0.34
Decrease of libido
  No 44.8 ± 17.6 0.7
  Yes 43 ± 15.9
Painful intercourse position
  No 45.2 ± 18.4 0.8
  Yes 44.4 ± 17.2
Decrease of monthly intercourse frequency −0.400 <0.0001

VAS Visual Analogical Scale, BMI body mass index.

Bahouq et al.

Bahouq et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:63   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-63

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