SHERP

Sexual activity in Korean male patients on clean intermittent catheterization with neurogenic bladder due to spinal cord injury

Cited 0 time in webofscience Cited 0 time in scopus
Authors
KU, JA HYEON; OH, SEUNG-JUNE; JEON, HWANG GYUN; SHIN, HYUNG-IK; PAIK, NAM-JONG; YOO, TAIWOO; KIM, SOO WOONG
Issue Date
2006
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Citation
Int J Urol 2006; 13: 42-6
Keywords
erectile functionneurogenic bladderquestionnairespinal cord injury
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the sexual function and activity in male patients on clean intermittent catheterization with neurogenic bladder due to spinal cord injury. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients (mean age 37.6 years with a range of 18-66) were included in the study. We requested all subjects to complete a questionnaire including the 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). RESULTS: Of 89 patients, 60 (67.4%) reported having attempted no sexual intercourse over the past 6 months and 28 (31.5%) presented with IIEF-5 scores less than or equal to 21 points. When subjects were stratified according to the years since injury, 50.0% (16 of 32) with less than 2 years post-injury had no sexual activity, while 77.2 (44 of 57) with 2 years or more post-injury did (P = 0.027). Patients with sexual activity were 40.4% (23 of 57) and 18.8% (6 of 32) in patients who were able and unable to perform self-catheterization, respectively (P = 0.037). Patients with less than 2 years post-injury had 3.3-fold higher risk (odds ratio 3.33; 95% confidence interval 1.01-10.97; P = 0.048) of no sexual activity than those with 2 years or more post-injury on the multivariate model. The other parameters were not appreciably related to sexual activity. CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrate that sexual activity as well as erectile function is poor in this population. In addition, our findings suggest that years since injury may influence sexual activity of patients with spinal cord injury.
ISSN
0919-8172 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=16448431

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/10592
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2042.2006.01226.x
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Appears in Collections:
College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원)Urology (비뇨기과학전공)Journal Papers (저널논문_비뇨기과학전공)
  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse