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Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in Patients of Diabetes Mellitus Type-2 and its Impact on Quality of Life


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The aims of this study were to determine prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes mellitus (type 2) patients and its impact on their quality of life with different domains of well being. Randomly selected 150 patients with diabetes mellitus (type 2) out of them only 100 patients have given consent to become part of the study on the ground of anonymity. These patients are attending diabetes clinic of the medicine department of M.D.M. Hospital attached to Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur from 1st September to 30th November, 2012. These patients were included in the study as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. For study of interested object scales, International Index for Erectile function [IIEF]&WHOQOL-BREF [HINDI VERSION] were used and diagnosis after screening confirmed with complete psychological workup including mental status examination. The presenting diagnosis is based on standard criteria given by ICD-10 and the diagnosis also approximated with DSM-IV-TR. The data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests. In our study population 21(21%) of patient experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. Results were displaying from mild to severe grade of dysfunction. This is also established that those who were suffering from erectile dysfunction found more impairment in quality of life in comparison to those without erectile dysfunction. In our study we concluded that patients with diabetes have higher significant of erectile dysfunction, at the same time study population were experienced poorer quality of life and found difficulty in daily functioning. This is also noteworthy in our study that patient of diabetes mellitus are itself have impaired functioning because of chronicity of illness, long running treatment and eventually unavoidable complication.

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Kapil Dev Arya
Department of Psychiatry, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
G. D. Koolwal
Department of Psychiatry, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Sanjay Gehlot
Department of Psychiatry, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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The aims of this study were to determine prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes mellitus (type 2) patients and its impact on their quality of life with different domains of well being. Randomly selected 150 patients with diabetes mellitus (type 2) out of them only 100 patients have given consent to become part of the study on the ground of anonymity. These patients are attending diabetes clinic of the medicine department of M.D.M. Hospital attached to Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur from 1st September to 30th November, 2012. These patients were included in the study as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. For study of interested object scales, International Index for Erectile function [IIEF]&WHOQOL-BREF [HINDI VERSION] were used and diagnosis after screening confirmed with complete psychological workup including mental status examination. The presenting diagnosis is based on standard criteria given by ICD-10 and the diagnosis also approximated with DSM-IV-TR. The data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests. In our study population 21(21%) of patient experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. Results were displaying from mild to severe grade of dysfunction. This is also established that those who were suffering from erectile dysfunction found more impairment in quality of life in comparison to those without erectile dysfunction. In our study we concluded that patients with diabetes have higher significant of erectile dysfunction, at the same time study population were experienced poorer quality of life and found difficulty in daily functioning. This is also noteworthy in our study that patient of diabetes mellitus are itself have impaired functioning because of chronicity of illness, long running treatment and eventually unavoidable complication.

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