Study objective-To investigate the association of sexual problems with social, physical, and psychological problems.
Setting-Four general practices in England.
Participants-789 men and 979 women responding to a questionnaire sent to a stratified random sample of the adult general population (n=4000).
Main results-Strong physical, social, and psychological associations were found with sexual problems.
In men, erectile problems and premature ejaculation were associated with increasing age.
Erectile problems were most strongly associated with prostate trouble, with an age adjusted odds ratio of 2.6 (95% confidence intervals 1.4,4.7), but hypertension and diabetes were also associated.
Premature ejaculation was predominantly associated with anxiety (age adjusted odds ratio 3.1 (95% confidence intervals 1.7,5.6)). In women, the predominant association with arousal, orgasmic, and enjoyment problems was marital difficulties, all with odds ratios greater than five.
All female sexual problems were associated with anxiety and depression.
Vaginal dryness was found to increase with age, whereas dyspareunia decreased with age.
Conclusions-This study indicates that sexual problems cluster with self reported physical problems in men, and with psychological and social problems in women. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude transversale, Evaluation, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Reproduction pathologie, Sexualité, Santé, Aspect social, Trouble psychiatrique, Homme, Femelle, Mâle, Etude comparative, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cross sectional study, Evaluation, Cardiovascular disease, Reproduction diseases, Sexuality, Health, Social aspect, Mental disorder, Human, Female, Male, Comparative study, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0168559
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.