Effect of erectile dysfunction on quality of life
AbstractErectile dysfunction [ED] is one of the most common diseases of male sexual dysfunction. A cross-sectional study of 388 ED patients who attended six andrology and urology clinics in Jeddah for the first time was performed during a period of 3 months. ED was rated as mild [21% of patients], moderate [60%] or severe [19%], and was strongly associated with age. After adjusting for age, only lack of exercise, alcohol consumption and drug addiction were significantly associated with severity; hypertension, cardiac diseases and smoking were not. About two-thirds of the patients had poor quality of life; severe ED was the only significant predictor of this. Severe ED was not an indicator for co-morbidities
Abolfotouh, M.A. & Al Helali, N.S. (2001). Effect of erectile dysfunction on quality of life. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119047
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (3), 510-518, 2001
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