Sexual Dysfunction in Patients With Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and Associated Comorbidities

2019-11-14 17:39:53 | BioPortfolio


This work aims to:

1. Investigate and correlate Sexual Dysfunction in relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis patients with specific focus on

1. Specific neurologic deficit.

2. Depressive symptoms.

3. Comorbid factors.

4. Fatigue symptoms.

2. To investigate the impact of Sexual dysfunction on Sexual Quality of Life (SQoL).

3. To search for possible gender difference.


The present study is a cross sectional study on 120 MS adolescent patients meeting the McDonald's criteria; 60 male cases and 60 female cases recruited from Mansoura University Hospitals, Egypt.

All patients were subjected to the following:

1. Clinical Evaluation:

1. Thorough neurological examination.

2. Cognitive functions by Minimental State Examination (MMSE).

e. Expanded Disability Severity Scale (EDSS).

2. Neurophysiological Evaluation:

a. Visual Evoked Potential (VEP).

3. Imaging Evaluation:

a. Conventional MRI.

4. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF):

5. Sexual dysfunction measure: through the international index of erectile function (IIEF), female sexual function questionnaire (SFQ) and the sexual Quality of life male and female version (SQoL) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).

6. Depressive symptoms assessment through The BDI (The Beck Depression Inventory) which is the most common instrument measuring the severity of depression.

7. Fatigue symptoms were evaluated through fatigue subscale of Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54(MSQOL-54).

Study Design


Multiple Sclerosis


MRI brain, visual evoked potential, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Sexual dysfunction measure, Depressive symptoms assessment and Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54(MSQOL-54)


Mansoura University Hospital




Mansoura University Hospital

Results (where available)

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