Assessment of sexual functions in patients with chronic liver disease

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Simsek I., Aslan G., Akarsu M., Koseoglu H., Esen A. A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH, vol.17, no.4, pp.343-345, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901316
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-345
  • Keywords: cirrhosis, chronic liver disease, erectile dysfunction, IIEF, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, GONADAL DYSFUNCTION, INTERNATIONAL INDEX, IMPOTENCE, MEN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We aimed to determine the sexual problems and the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with chronic liver disease by means of International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). A total of 81 patients with stable chronic liver disease were included in the study. Patients were grouped as mild to moderate (Child Pugh A and B) (n=10), chronic hepatitis (hepatitis B, C and D) (n=28) and carriers (n=43) according to the type of their chronic liver disease. All patients were asked to complete a questionnaire including IIEF and demographics. The IIEF domain scores were calculated and ED grading was determined on erectile function domain. IIEF domain scores were compared between these groups. The mean age was 54.8 +/- 10.8 y. Using the IIEF, the prevalence of any ED was 50.6% for all patients, and 50, 50, and 51.1% for cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis and carriers, respectively. The IIEF domain scores were not significantly different among the patient groups. Sexual functions did not appear to be affected by the stable chronic liver disease.