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Title: Effect of erectile dysfunction on quality of life
Authors: Abolfotouh, M.A.
Al Helali, N.S.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: Erectile 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
Description: 510-518
Keywords: Age Distribution
Heart Diseases
Hypertension
Severity of Illness Index
Sickness Impact Profile
Smoking
Substance-Related Disorders
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119047
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0703/emhj_2001_7_3_510_518.pdf
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