Women Mental Imaginational Survey on Their own Undergone Hysterectomy Surgery in 2012


avatar Pourandokht Afshari 1 , avatar Sara Allahyar 2 , * , avatar Mitra Tadayon 1 , avatar Maryam Jorfi 2

Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

how to cite: Afshari P, Allahyar S, Tadayon M, Jorfi M. Women Mental Imaginational Survey on Their own Undergone Hysterectomy Surgery in 2012. Jundishapur J Chronic Dis Care. 2014;3(2):32266. 



Hysterectomy is one the most common non-obstetric surgery. The uterus is considered as one of the most important female reproductive organs that attribute exclusively the significant part of womens self-imagination and her own sexuality. Fear of losing attractiveness in women break please to hysterectomy surgery, although some of them are suffering from an illness for several years. As in our society there hasnt been any research on womens mental imagination whom undergone hysterectomy from her own body, so far. Therefore existing survey was designed and performed.

Materials and Methods:

A descriptive study was conducted on 50 women who had experienced hysterectomy surgery in Ganjavian Hospital, Dezfol district. This research is based on random sampling. The Body Image Scale (BSI) questionnaire and self-made demographic data questionnaire were used to collect data.


Based on the results of the demographic data, the M SD of age in women are 43.12 41.4, 28 percent were illiterate, 30 percent elementary school, 18 percent primary level, 10 percent high school, 10 percent diploma degree, As well as 4 percent post graduate degree. In variable job view, 76 percent were house hold, 16 percent staff and 18 percent with private job. In economic perspective, 72 percent expressed that they have good economic condition. Their average delivery rates were 3.7 and the average length of marriage was 17.78. The M SD on mental imagination in women undergone hysterectomy surgery were 7.12 2.35 and this demonstrate that women from which demonstrated good mental image about themselves in post hysterectomy surgery period.


According to results of this study the women had positive mental imagination after hysterectomy surgery and the surgery didn't have negative effect on their subjective self-images.

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