Relationship factors in the development and maintenance of ED : implications for treatment effectiveness

McCabe, Marita P. 2008, Relationship factors in the development and maintenance of ED : implications for treatment effectiveness, Journal of sexual medicine, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 1795-1804.

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Title Relationship factors in the development and maintenance of ED : implications for treatment effectiveness
Author(s) McCabe, Marita P.
Journal name Journal of sexual medicine
Volume number 5
Issue number 8
Start page 1795
End page 1804
Total pages 10
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 1743-6095
1743-6109
Keyword(s) relationships
role of partner
medical treatment
psychological treatment
erectile dysfunction
Summary Introduction. With the advent of effective medical treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED), there has been a reduced focus in recent years on the role of relationship in the development of this disorder.
Aim. This article examines the contribution of relationship factors to the success or otherwise of different treatment
approaches for ED.
Main Outcome Measures. The results of findings in the literature on the association between relationship factors and the development and maintenance of ED.
Methods. This article reviews and evaluates the literature that relates to the role of relationship factors in the development and maintenance of ED.
Results. The current review demonstrates that relationship dynamics are frequently dysfunctional among men with ED. Research demonstrates that addressing these problems is likely to improve the effectiveness of therapy. However, there have been limited studies conducted in this area; many of these studies are methodologically flawed, and so it is difficult to determine the effectiveness of these interventions.
Conclusions. There needs to be further research on the association between relationship factors and ED. Suggestions for future research that include combined medical and psychological interventions for ED are proposed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170105 Gender Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, International Society for Sexual Medicine
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