Did men with erectile dysfunction discuss their condition with partner and physicians? A survey of men attending a free call information service

V. Mirone, V. Gentile, G. Zizzo, M. Terry, N. Longo, F. Fusco, F. Parazzini

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Abstract

We present data collected among men attending a free call service on information on erectile dysfunction (ED) activated in Italy during the period 1997-1999. Their atitudes towards discussion with their partner and physician about the condition are considered. Each subject, was asked if he was affected by ED (defined as inability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance). In the case of a positive answer, the subject was asked if he had ever discussed his condition with partner or a physician. A total of 12 761 subjects with ED called the service: 7265 (56.9%) reported to have discussed their condition with their partner. The proportion tended to increase with duration of ED, being 47.9% in subjects reporting ED lasting <6 months and 59.9% in those reporting ED lasting > 3 y (x2 1 trend <0.05). Likewise, the proportion of subjects reporting to have discussed ED with a physician was 50.3% (6416 subjects), being 33.6% in subjects with ED lasting <6 months and 57.9% of those with ED lasting > 3 y (x2 1 trend, P <0.01).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

Keywords

  • Discussion
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Psycosocial aspects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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