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Int Rev Psychiatry. 2011;23(1):93-9. doi: 10.3109/09540261.2010.545987.

Erectile dysfunction in diabetes mellitus contributes to poor quality of life.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is seen in a large number of male patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, little is known about the impact of ED on quality of life (QoL) of DM patients. To study the QoL of men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and ED and compare the same for men with DM without ED 63 patients of DM with ED were compared with 30 matched patients (on sociodemographic and clinical profile, rating on depression and anxiety) of DM without ED on QoL measures using WHO-QoL-Bref. Patients with ED had poorer QoL in all domains (except the physical domain); however, the differences between the two groups were significant only for the environmental domain. ED contributes to poorer QoL in patients with diabetes mellitus.

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