Electronic Physician (ISSN: 2008-5842)
April 2018, Volume: 10, Issue: 4, Pages: 6577-6587, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19082/6577 Effects of a food product (based on Daucus carota) and education based on traditional Persian medicine on female sexual dysfunction: a randomized clinical trial Tahereh Molkara1,2, Farideh Akhlaghi3, Mohammad Arash Ramezani4, Roshanak Salari5, Veda Vakili6, Mohammad Kamalinejad7, Mohammad Reza Fayyazi Bordbar 8, Ahmad Ghorbani9, Malihe Motavasselian10 Ph.D. Student of Persian Medicine, Department of Persian and complementary Medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 2 Student Research Committee, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 3 Gynecologist, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 4 Assistant Professor of Sexual Health and Sex therapy-Family and Couple Therapy, Family Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran 5 Ph.D. of Drug Control, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Persian Pharmacy, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 6 Community Medicine Specialist, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 7 M.Sc., Researcher, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 8 Psychiatrist, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 9 Ph.D. of Physiology, Associate Professor, Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 10 Ph.D. of Persian Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Persian and Complementary Medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 1
Type of article: Original Abstract Background: Globally, female sexual dysfunction is a serious concern based on negative family and social consequences, high side effects of medications and lack of effective treatment. Thus, the evaluation of treatment approach for this problem is an important priority for healthcare systems. Sexual life and its related disorders are considered the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle in traditional Persian medicine (TPM). Objective: The present study aimed to determine and compare the effects of food products containing Daucus carota, TPM-based training program, and a combination of these two interventions on the improvement of female sexual dysfunction. Methods: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 96 women with sexual dysfunction based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), aged 18-35 years who referred to the Gynecology Clinic of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, during 2016 and 2017. The patients were randomly divided into three groups (n=32) and received the intervention over an eight-week period. The first group was provided with TPM-based sexual health training, the second group received 30 g of a traditional food product (wild carrot halva: mixed Daucus carota and several herbs with honey) on a daily basis, and the third group received a combination of this traditional food product plus education. Data analysis was Corresponding author: Assistant Professor Dr. Malihe Motavasselian, Department of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Tel: +98.5138848930, Fax: +98.5138829279, Email: [email protected]
Received: August 28, 2017, Accepted: October 26, 2017, Published: April 2018 iThenticate screening: October 23, 2017, English editing: January 15, 2018, Quality control: February 12, 2018 This article has been reviewed / commented by six experts
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http://www.ephysician.ir performed using Chi square test, repeated measures ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, ANCOVA, post hoc Bonferroni, Friedman and Wilcoxon signed-rank test in SPSS version 11.5. Results: According to the results of this study, there was a significant difference in terms of sexual desire (p=0.002), lubrication (p=0.002), orgasm (p=0.004) and pain (p