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Premature ejaculation in urban Malaysian population: the associations between erectile dysfunction (ED), anxiety and depression

Arasalingam, Shamini and Sidi, Hatta and Ng, Chong Guan and Das, Srijit and Midin, Marhani and Musa, Ramli (2016) Premature ejaculation in urban Malaysian population: the associations between erectile dysfunction (ED), anxiety and depression. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (1). pp. 89-96. ISSN 1823-4631

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Introduction: Both premature ejaculation(PE) and erectile dysfunction(ED) are prevalent sexual health disorders that have been inadequately investigated in Malaysia, a multiethnic and conservative nation.The objective of the study was to study the relationship between PE and ED, and other common mental health issues, i.e. anxiety and depression in Malaysian urban population. Methods: The diagnosis for PE was established by clinical diagnosis using DSM-5 and ISSM definition criteria for PE, whereas a diagnosis of ED was established by the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire. Anxiety and depression levels were detected from the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Results: Based on DSM-V and ISSM clinical diagnosis for PE, the prevalence of PE was found to be 25%. Erectile dysfunction (p = 0.035, OR = 3.315, 95% CI 1.088, 10.103) and severe anxiety (p = 0.020, OR = 7.656, 95% CI 1.383, 42.396) significantly predicted presence of PE. Conclusion: There was a strong association between PE and ED and between PE and anxiety. Routine examination for PE in male patients should address the issue and the management of both ED and anxiety among PE patients, especially in an urban Malaysian clinical and medical care setting.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/50832
Uncontrolled Keywords: Premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, Urban Malaysian population, anxiety
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 16:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50832

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