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The multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality study: the influence of diabetes on self-reported erectile function, attitudes and treatment-seeking patterns in men with erectile dysfunction.
Int J Clin Pract. 2007 Sep; 61(9):1446-53.IJ

Abstract

AIMS

To identify the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with diabetes, and to compare the perceptions of ED and the treatment-seeking behaviour of these men with men with ED without diabetes.

METHODS

Phase I of this multinational study involved 27,839 men who were questioned about a number of men's health issues including ED, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions (i.e. hypertension, high cholesterol and angina). Epidemiological associations between these conditions were explored. Phase II involved 2912 men with self-reported ED, aged 20-75 years. Participants completed questionnaires concerning their ED, efforts to seek treatment for their ED, and potential influences that might affect treatment-seeking behaviour. Comparison of these responses was made between men with ED and diabetes and men with ED without diabetes.

RESULTS

There was a clear association between self-reported ED and diabetes, hypertension, angina and high cholesterol. Men with diabetes were more likely to consider their ED to be severe and permanent and to speak to a physician or a nurse about their ED, compared with men without diabetes. Sildenafil use was similar in both groups, but men with diabetes were more likely to have discontinued use, mainly because of the lack of treatment efficacy.

CONCLUSION

Men with diabetes were more likely to consider their ED to be severe and permanent, compared with men without diabetes. Furthermore, men with diabetes were more likely to discontinue sildenafil therapy, primarily because of poor efficacy. These findings suggest a need for alternative treatments for ED, especially in men with diabetes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pyrah Department of Urology, St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK. ian.eardley@btinternet.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17655685

Citation

Eardley, I, et al. "The Multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality Study: the Influence of Diabetes On Self-reported Erectile Function, Attitudes and Treatment-seeking Patterns in Men With Erectile Dysfunction." International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 61, no. 9, 2007, pp. 1446-53.
Eardley I, Fisher W, Rosen RC, et al. The multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality study: the influence of diabetes on self-reported erectile function, attitudes and treatment-seeking patterns in men with erectile dysfunction. Int J Clin Pract. 2007;61(9):1446-53.
Eardley, I., Fisher, W., Rosen, R. C., Niederberger, C., Nadel, A., & Sand, M. (2007). The multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality study: the influence of diabetes on self-reported erectile function, attitudes and treatment-seeking patterns in men with erectile dysfunction. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 61(9), 1446-53.
Eardley I, et al. The Multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality Study: the Influence of Diabetes On Self-reported Erectile Function, Attitudes and Treatment-seeking Patterns in Men With Erectile Dysfunction. Int J Clin Pract. 2007;61(9):1446-53. PubMed PMID: 17655685.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality study: the influence of diabetes on self-reported erectile function, attitudes and treatment-seeking patterns in men with erectile dysfunction. AU - Eardley,I, AU - Fisher,W, AU - Rosen,R C, AU - Niederberger,C, AU - Nadel,A, AU - Sand,M, Y1 - 2007/07/26/ PY - 2007/7/28/pubmed PY - 2007/11/1/medline PY - 2007/7/28/entrez SP - 1446 EP - 53 JF - International journal of clinical practice JO - Int J Clin Pract VL - 61 IS - 9 N2 - AIMS: To identify the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with diabetes, and to compare the perceptions of ED and the treatment-seeking behaviour of these men with men with ED without diabetes. METHODS: Phase I of this multinational study involved 27,839 men who were questioned about a number of men's health issues including ED, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions (i.e. hypertension, high cholesterol and angina). Epidemiological associations between these conditions were explored. Phase II involved 2912 men with self-reported ED, aged 20-75 years. Participants completed questionnaires concerning their ED, efforts to seek treatment for their ED, and potential influences that might affect treatment-seeking behaviour. Comparison of these responses was made between men with ED and diabetes and men with ED without diabetes. RESULTS: There was a clear association between self-reported ED and diabetes, hypertension, angina and high cholesterol. Men with diabetes were more likely to consider their ED to be severe and permanent and to speak to a physician or a nurse about their ED, compared with men without diabetes. Sildenafil use was similar in both groups, but men with diabetes were more likely to have discontinued use, mainly because of the lack of treatment efficacy. CONCLUSION: Men with diabetes were more likely to consider their ED to be severe and permanent, compared with men without diabetes. Furthermore, men with diabetes were more likely to discontinue sildenafil therapy, primarily because of poor efficacy. These findings suggest a need for alternative treatments for ED, especially in men with diabetes. SN - 1368-5031 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17655685/The_multinational_Men's_Attitudes_to_Life_Events_and_Sexuality_study:_the_influence_of_diabetes_on_self_reported_erectile_function_attitudes_and_treatment_seeking_patterns_in_men_with_erectile_dysfunction_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01460.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -