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Depressive symptomatology and male sexual functions in late life.
J Affect Disord. 2007 Dec; 104(1-3):225-9.JA

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We aimed to investigate the association between depressive symptoms and various male sexual functions, and to identify which depressive symptoms are most predictive of erectile dysfunction (ED).

METHODS

This was an analytic cross-sectional study with 160 sexually active men aged 50 or above recruited from a large primary care treatment centre. The 5 domains (erectile function, EF; intercourse satisfaction, IS; orgasmic function, OF; sexual desire, SD; overall satisfaction, OS) of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-15) were used to assess various sexual functions. Depressive symptomatology was measured by Geriatric Depression Scale and reconfirmed with General Health Questionnaire.

RESULTS

The level of depressive symptoms was negatively associated with erectile function (p<0.01), orgasmic function (p=0.02), intercourse satisfaction (p=0.04) and overall satisfaction (p<0.01), and was independent of age, education and number of health conditions, but was not associated with sexual desire (p=0.97). Erectile dysfunction was significantly associated with age (OR=1.12; 95% CI 1.05-1.19; p<0.01) and level of depressive symptoms (OR=1.39; 95% CI 1.05-1.85; p=0.02) after multivariate adjustment. In particular, only "low mood" (p=0.03) and "worthlessness" (p=0.03) remained positively associated with ED after multivariate adjustments.

LIMITATIONS

Cross-sectional design cannot demonstrate direction of causality.

CONCLUSIONS

We are the first to implicate "low mood" and "worthlessness" in the association between depressive symptoms and ED, and this is the first study to investigate the association in Chinese.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. jackieyg@hku.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17459486

Citation

Cheng, Jackie Y W., et al. "Depressive Symptomatology and Male Sexual Functions in Late Life." Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 104, no. 1-3, 2007, pp. 225-9.
Cheng JY, Ng EM, Ko JS. Depressive symptomatology and male sexual functions in late life. J Affect Disord. 2007;104(1-3):225-9.
Cheng, J. Y., Ng, E. M., & Ko, J. S. (2007). Depressive symptomatology and male sexual functions in late life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 104(1-3), 225-9.
Cheng JY, Ng EM, Ko JS. Depressive Symptomatology and Male Sexual Functions in Late Life. J Affect Disord. 2007;104(1-3):225-9. PubMed PMID: 17459486.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Depressive symptomatology and male sexual functions in late life. AU - Cheng,Jackie Y W, AU - Ng,Emil M L, AU - Ko,John S N, Y1 - 2007/04/24/ PY - 2007/01/30/received PY - 2007/03/23/revised PY - 2007/03/25/accepted PY - 2007/4/27/pubmed PY - 2008/2/20/medline PY - 2007/4/27/entrez SP - 225 EP - 9 JF - Journal of affective disorders JO - J Affect Disord VL - 104 IS - 1-3 N2 - BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the association between depressive symptoms and various male sexual functions, and to identify which depressive symptoms are most predictive of erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS: This was an analytic cross-sectional study with 160 sexually active men aged 50 or above recruited from a large primary care treatment centre. The 5 domains (erectile function, EF; intercourse satisfaction, IS; orgasmic function, OF; sexual desire, SD; overall satisfaction, OS) of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-15) were used to assess various sexual functions. Depressive symptomatology was measured by Geriatric Depression Scale and reconfirmed with General Health Questionnaire. RESULTS: The level of depressive symptoms was negatively associated with erectile function (p<0.01), orgasmic function (p=0.02), intercourse satisfaction (p=0.04) and overall satisfaction (p<0.01), and was independent of age, education and number of health conditions, but was not associated with sexual desire (p=0.97). Erectile dysfunction was significantly associated with age (OR=1.12; 95% CI 1.05-1.19; p<0.01) and level of depressive symptoms (OR=1.39; 95% CI 1.05-1.85; p=0.02) after multivariate adjustment. In particular, only "low mood" (p=0.03) and "worthlessness" (p=0.03) remained positively associated with ED after multivariate adjustments. LIMITATIONS: Cross-sectional design cannot demonstrate direction of causality. CONCLUSIONS: We are the first to implicate "low mood" and "worthlessness" in the association between depressive symptoms and ED, and this is the first study to investigate the association in Chinese. SN - 0165-0327 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17459486/Depressive_symptomatology_and_male_sexual_functions_in_late_life_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0165-0327(07)00119-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -