Severity of ED : relationship to treatment-seeking and satisfaction with treatment using PDE5 inhibitors

McCabe, Marita and Matic, Hayley 2007, Severity of ED : relationship to treatment-seeking and satisfaction with treatment using PDE5 inhibitors, Journal of sexual medicine, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 145-151.


Title Severity of ED : relationship to treatment-seeking and satisfaction with treatment using PDE5 inhibitors
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Matic, Hayley
Journal name Journal of sexual medicine
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 145
End page 151
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1743-6095
1743-6109
Keyword(s) erectile dysfunction
treatment seeking
treatment satisfaction
PDE5I
severity of ED
Summary Introduction. Research in the past 20 years has demonstrated that erectile dysfunction (ED) is an area of concern for men and their partners.

Aim. The current study was designed to evaluate the impact of the perceived severity of ED on treatment-seeking behavior and satisfaction with treatment among men with ED.

Main Outcome Measures.
Participants completed a questionnaire to assess the above variables, as well as the duration of ED.

Methods. Participants were 410 men with ED who were primarily recruited over the Internet via men's health websites.

Results. The results demonstrated that men with more severe ED compared with men with milder ED were more likely to have discussed their ED with their partner and doctor, have sought assistance for their ED problem, but they were also less satisfied with the effectiveness of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, and said they were less likely to use them in the future. Men with more severe ED were also less likely to want ED medication to last for 24 hours.

Conclusions. Implications of these findings for the treatment of men with different levels of ED are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999-2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007585

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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