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.
- erectile dysfunction
- male sexuality
- patient compliance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)