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Quality of life of men and women with gender identity disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, August 2018
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Title
Quality of life of men and women with gender identity disorder
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12955-018-0995-7
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Banafsheh Torkian Valashany, Mohsen Janghorbani

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the self-reported perceived quality of life (QoL) in female to male (FTM) and male to female (MTF) transgenders and compare it with a general population sample, and to find possible determinants that likely contribute to their QoL. Participants were 71 trandgenders participating in the communities of Isfahan and Fars provinces, Iran, including 30 MTF and 41 FTM, and 142 gender- and age-matched controls. Persian version of the Short Form 36-Item Questionnaire was used to evaluate self-reported QoL, which measures QoL across eight domains. Compared to control group, the QoL of transgenders in the most dimensions of the SF-36 questionnaire was lower. MTF had a lower QoL than FTM for the subscale physical functioning (p = 0.044). There was a significant relationship between education and subscales of emotional well-being (p = 0.048) and social function (p = 0.008); economic status and physical function subscale (p = 0.003); employment status and physical function (p = 0.012) and social function subscales (p = 0.003). Compared to male controls, MTF transgenders had lower physical functioning (P < 0.001), role limitation due to physical health (P = 0.015), vitality (P = 0.023), social functioning (P < 0.001) and pain score (P = 0.044) and no significant differences between female controls and FTM transgenders were seen. Transgenders have lower physical and mental QoL, FTM transgender has better QoL than MTF transgender. Employment, education, province of residence and economic status as well as therapeutic intervention is associated with transgender's QoL.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 122 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 14%
Student > Master 17 14%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 38 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 14%
Psychology 15 12%
Social Sciences 8 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 8 7%
Unknown 43 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 December 2018.
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#2,346,894
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#202
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#60,527
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#1
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