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 1 1987

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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