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Male sexual distress: from definition to clinical approach

Pescatori, Edoardo and Giammusso, Bruno and Gentile, Vincenzo and Pirozzi Farina, Furio (2008) Male sexual distress: from definition to clinical approach. Sexologies, Vol. 17 (suppl. 1), S33. ISSN 1158-1360. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1158-1360(08)72601-X


Objectives. The Italian Society of Andrology recently described Male Sexual Distress (MSD) as a new condition. A self-administered ad-hoc questionnaire, the Sexual Distress Evaluation Questionnaire for Men (SDEQ-M), has been subsequently validated. Our present aim is to perform a Study on Prevalence, Risk Factors and Quality of Life in male people affected by Sexual Distress attending Andrology Clinics across Italy.
Materials and Methods. Type of study: naturalistic, cross-sectional, multicentric. Enrollment: sequential, at Andrology Specialist Clinics. Expected number of centers involved: 50, throughout Italy. Inclusion Criteria: age >18, subjects affected with ED or MSD, informed consent signature. Used scales: SDEQ-M; International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF); Quality of erections (Erection Hardness Score, Quality of Erection Questionnaire); Quality of life (EQ-5D Questionnaire); Life Satisfaction Scale.
Results. Total expected number of enrolled subjects: 1000 men. An interim report of the study will be presented at the Congress.
Discussion. Sexual Distress sufferers have impairment of their sexual health, with possible significant impact on their emotional, mental and social well-being. The Italian Society of Andrology feels that it is the duty of the Sexual Medicine specialist to acknowledge the requests for help presented also by these sufferers. This study is instrumental in further elucidating the implications of Sexual Distress, through: investigation of its prevalence, identification of possible risk factors, measurement of the quality of life of men affected by Sexual Distress.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:1933
Uncontrolled Keywords:Male Sexual Distress (MSD), Sexual Distress Evaluation Questionnaire for Men (SDEQ-M), risk factors
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/24 Urologia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Oftalmologia, Otorinolaringoiatria e Urologia
Publisher:Elsevier Masson
Additional Information:Abstracts of European federation of sexology: 9. International congress, Rome, Italy, 13-17 April 2008.
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:06

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