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

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posted on 2007-05-01, 00:00 authored by H Matic, M McCabe
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.

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Journal

International journal of impotence research

Volume

19

Issue

4

Pagination

418 - 423

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

Location

London, England

ISSN

0955-9930

eISSN

1476-5489

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Nature Publishing Group

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