The impact of the use of PDE5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction on the lives of Australian men

Matic, H. and McCabe, M. P. 2007, The impact of the use of PDE5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction on the lives of Australian men, International journal of impotence research, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 418-423.


Title The impact of the use of PDE5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction on the lives of Australian men
Author(s) Matic, H.
McCabe, M. P.
Journal name International journal of impotence research
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 418
End page 423
Total pages 6
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-05
ISSN 0955-9930
1476-5489
Summary This article presents findings from a recent cross-sectional study that was designed to evaluate both the impact of erectile dysfunction (ED) on the lives of Australian men, and explore whether the use of PDE5 inhibitors was able to alter this impact. The sample comprised 410 men with ED, and 242 men who did not have ED. All men were primarily recruited over the internet via men's health web sites. Participants completed a questionnaire to assess their self-esteem, masculinity, quality of life, sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction and usage of oral ED medication. The results demonstrated that men with ED experienced deficits on all of the psychosocial areas when compared to men without ED. Moreover, treatment with ED medication did not alleviate this deficit. Implications of these findings for the treatment of men with ED are discussed in the context of the biopsychosocial model of health and the need for a multidisciplinary approach to ED management is highlighted.
Language eng
Field of Research 170105 Gender Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Nature Publishing Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028190

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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