publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

Physician attitudes and behaviour regarding erectile dysfunction in at-risk patients from a rural community

Perttula, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1999 Journal: Postgraduate Medical Journal, volume 75, pages 83-85 (issn: 0032-5473, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
Erectile dysfunction affects many men in the United States. A 34% prevalence is estimated among male family practice patients. It is associated with a loss of self-image, self-confidence, and even chronic anger. Several risk factors increases the risk of erectile dysfunction. Prevalence is increased by 20-40% in patients with diabetes, hypertension, and those over 65 years old. While erectile dysfunction is generally acknowledged as an important health problem, misconceptions remain as to the need for clinician-initiated discussion regarding the issue. A retrospective chart review of patients at three health clinics in a predominately rural area was conducted. S...
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