Adherence to recommendations and improvement over time in men with erectile dysfunction

Leonore Tiefer, Arnold Melman

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Abstract

Men with erectile problems seen for a comprehensive urology-department-based medical and psychological evaluation were sent questionnaires 2 to 3 years later. A representative sample of 99 (52%) responded. The majority (51%) has taken no action and reported that their sexual function was no better. Patients were more likely to comply with a recommendation for sex therapy than with one for a penile prosthesis. This was related to their attitude towards mental health professionals. These findings suggest the need for more knowledge of patient psychology and expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Erectile Dysfunction
Penile Prosthesis
Psychology
Urology
Mental Health
Adherence
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires
Sexual
Therapy
Health Professionals
Psychological
Evaluation
Questionnaire

Keywords

  • erectile dysfunction
  • follow-up
  • male sexuality
  • patient compliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Adherence to recommendations and improvement over time in men with erectile dysfunction. / Tiefer, Leonore; Melman, Arnold.

In: Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 16, No. 4, 08.1987, p. 301-309.

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Tiefer, Leonore ; Melman, Arnold. / Adherence to recommendations and improvement over time in men with erectile dysfunction. In: Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1987 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 301-309.
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