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Duration of erectile dysfunction and its relationship to treatment seeking and satisfaction with treatment using PDE5 inhibitors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18380826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study was designed to evaluate whether the duration of erectile dysfunction (ED) influenced treatment seeking and satisfaction with treatment using PDE5 inhibitors. METHODS: Participants were 409 men with ED who were primarily recruited over the internet via men's health web sites. Participants completed a questionnaire to assess the duration and perceived severity of ED, information and help-seeking behaviors for ED, and treatment usage and satisfaction with PDE5 inhibitor medication. RESULTS: The results demonstrated that men with ED of longer duration were more likely to have discussed their ED with their partner and doctor and to have sought information and treatment for their ED problem. No differences were found in reported satisfaction with ED medication usage or expected future medication use across the varying levels of ED duration, once variance attributable to age was accounted for. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that men are more likely to accept that they have ED and seek treatment for their ED with increasing duration of the condition, although these men are not more satisfied with PDE5 inhibitors as a treatment option.
Hayley Matic; Marita P McCabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1442-2042     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-02     Completed Date:  2008-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440237     Medline TA:  Int J Urol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Erectile Dysfunction / drug therapy,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
Patient Satisfaction* / statistics & numerical data
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

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