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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 Midin, Marhani and Nik Jaafar, Nik Ruzyanei and Das, Srijit and Musa, Ramli (2016) Premature ejaculation in urban Malaysian population: the associations between Erectile Dysfunction (ED), anxiety and depression. In: 20th Malaysian Conference of Psychological Medicine (MCPM 2016), 2nd-4th June 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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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: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5818/50930
Uncontrolled Keywords: Premature ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), anxiety, depression
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: 13 Jun 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50930

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