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Context and Objectives: Erectile dysfunction severely compromises not only sexual satisfaction, which is well known to be closely linked to overall life satisfaction but is also associated with a lower quality of life, lower self-esteem, depression, anxiety and adverse effects on interpersonal relationships. The objective was to assess the efficacy of psychotherapy and/or sildenafil for psychogenic erectile dysfunction.
Design and Settings: randomized controlled single-blind trial performed at Institute of Psychiatry of the Medical School of at Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Methods: Thirty patients with mild and moderate psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) were randomized to receive for six months: group psychotherapy (GP) plus 50mg sildenafil on demand, or 50mg sildenafil exclusively, on demand, or GP exclusively. Changes in score from baseline for three questions of the Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of Treatment Satisfaction (EDITS) were evaluated at end-point and after 3-months follow-up.
Results: satisfaction with the treatment, confidence and naturalness increased in GP plus sildenafil and GP exclusively groups (p=0.001) from baseline to endpoint. The treatment-by-time comparison was not significant at end point versus 3-month follow-ups, in the three groups. No difference was observed in the sildenafil group in the three study periods (P >0.05) Conclusions: Patients with mild and moderate psychogenic ED had higher treatment satisfaction, confidence and naturalness in engaging in sexual activity when receiving GP plus sildenafil or GP exclusively, when compared with sildenafil exclusively, as assessed by these three EDITS questions after 6-months treatment
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Group Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy plus Sildenafil citrate, Sildenafil citrate
Federal University of São Paulo
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:35-0400
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A PHOSPHODIESTERASE TYPE-5 INHIBITOR; VASODILATOR AGENT and UROLOGICAL AGENT that is used in the treatment of ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION and PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION.
Any form of psychotherapy designed to produce therapeutic change within a minimal amount of time, generally not more than 20 sessions.
Forms of PSYCHOTHERAPY falling within or deriving from the psychoanalytic tradition, that view individuals as reacting to unconscious forces (e.g., motivation, drive), that focus on processes of change and development, and that place a premium on self understanding and making meaning of what is unconscious.
Primarily a technique of group psychotherapy which involves a structured, directed, and dramatized acting out of the patient's personal and emotional problems.
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