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This descriptive research aimed to examine sexual dysfunction experience, management strategies and quality of life in Muslim patients with end stage renal disease receiving renal replacement therapy, and to examine the relationship between sexual dysfunction experiences and quality of life in Muslim patients with end stage renal disease receiving renal replacement therapy. The samples of the study were Muslim patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Purposive sampling was used to recruit 85participants. The results showed the following: The overall score of sexual function was mid (M=45.42, SD=5.94). The participants reported the symptoms related to sexual dysfunction (SD) were decreased sexual desire (56.5%). Responses to symptoms included: fatigue (30.6%), irritability (35.3%), and reducing amount of sexual intercourse (44.7%). The most commonly used management strategies were: (1) using various methods of relaxation including: reading the Quran, prayer, and blessing (91.8%), (2) create a comfortable atmosphere suitable for sleep and sexual intercourse was (44.7%) and (3) regular dialysis treatment according to advice from the physicians and nurses (96.5%). The overall score of quality of life was good (M = 3.95, SD = .37). The results showed no significant differences between sexual function experience and quality of life in Muslim patients with end stage renal disease receiving dialysis (r = .18, p = .10).
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