2008, Number 3
Perinatol Reprod Hum 2008; 22 (3)
Sánchez BC, Carreño MJ, Henales AC, Hernández EJG, Linares GAC
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ABSTRACTObjective: To determine the relationship existing between the levels of trait anxiety, state anxiety, depression and male sexual dysfunction, in order to get more specificity in sexual dysfunctions interventions.
Material and methods: This study was performed at the Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia (INPerIER); the participants were the male couples of the patients accepted at this institution. The sample group consisted of 55 men with hypoactive sexual desire, 34 with erection problems, 15 with orgasmic disorder, 48 with precocious ejaculation and 50 men with no sexual dysfunction. A transversal, descriptive, multivariate correlational study, consisting of one sample divided into two with independent observations. We applied the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Zung Depression Status Inventory (DSI). Sexual dysfunctions were detected by applying the Male Sexuality Questionnaire and they were classified accordingly to the DSM-IV-TR as: hypoactive sexual desire, erection problem, orgasmic disorder, or precocious ejaculation.
Results: The analysis of every sexual dysfunction revealed different results. The group of participants with hypoactive sexual desire presented moderate state anxiety; we found moderate trait anxiety in men with erection problems; in the orgasmic disorder group we found both state-trait anxiety in moderate levels and for the group of precocious ejaculation we detected moderate trait-anxiety, different to the men without sexual dysfunction. We found no relationship between depression and no sexual dysfunction.