A Crosssectional Study Of Sexual Dysfunction In Alcoholic Males
Background: chronic alcoholism is known to induce sexual dysfunction but most studies lack in determining the type of sexual dysfunction and its clinical correlation.Objective: We attempted to assess the sexual dysfunction on chronic alcoholic males and the typology, clinical correlates and demographic profile.Materials and methods: 99 patients between age 18to 45 are taken for this cross-sectional study. Study group of alcohol dependents diagnosed by ICD10 and confirmed by MINI. Participants in both the groups were assessed on Arizona Sexual experience scale (ASEX), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). To confirm that the alcohol dependent patients are not in withdrawal state, the alcohol dependent group are also assessed with Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) for severity of AD and revised clinical institute withdrawal assessment for alcohol scale (CIWA-Ar).Results: Study shows 56.66% of patients with alcohol dependents having sexual dysfunction with highest dysfunction in arousal (56.66%) and least in ability to reach orgasm(13.33%)and having dysfunction in desire is 48.66% while of satisfaction with orgasm and of erection is 33.33% and 31.66% respectively. Longer duration of alcohol consumption and dependence, high levels of intake and severe dependence appeared to be the most significant predictors of developing sexual dysfunction.Conclusion: SD is highly prevalent in patients with alcohol dependence and all domains of sexual functioning are affected. Further longitudinal studies should be done to confirm the findings.
Keywords :Alcohol dependence - men - sexual dysfunction
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A CROSSSECTIONAL STUDY OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN ALCOHOLIC MALES, Dr.Jitender Arora, Dr.Charan Singh, Dr.Mahendra Jain, Dr Parth Singh, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-1 | Issue-5 | September-2017
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