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Acupuncture Treatment of Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Four-Year Follow-Up Study

Acupuncture Treatment of Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Four-Year Follow-Up Study The aim of the study was to assess the longtermeffects of acupuncture treatment in patients sufferingfrom psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). Patientsand Methods: Twenty patients with psychogenic ED whounderwent acupuncture treatment between 1999 and2001 were invited to an after-care interview with the itemsInternational Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) 15 Score, influenceof acupuncture on quality of life, effect and durationof acupuncture treatment on erectile status and willingnessto repeat the treatment. Results: Fifteen patients acceptedour invitation. Comparison of the IIEF 15 Score shortly aftertreatment with the Score in 2005 showed no statisticallyrelevant difference (P = 0.608). Sixty-seven percent (n =10) of the after-care patients reported an improvement intheir quality of life and 53% (n = 8) would repeat this acupuncturetreatment. Conclusions: The results are a firstindication that long-term effects could be reached throughacupuncture treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Urology Karger

Acupuncture Treatment of Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Four-Year Follow-Up Study

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Publisher
Karger
Copyright
© 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
1661-7649
eISSN
1661-7657
DOI
10.1159/000106527
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Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the longtermeffects of acupuncture treatment in patients sufferingfrom psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). Patientsand Methods: Twenty patients with psychogenic ED whounderwent acupuncture treatment between 1999 and2001 were invited to an after-care interview with the itemsInternational Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) 15 Score, influenceof acupuncture on quality of life, effect and durationof acupuncture treatment on erectile status and willingnessto repeat the treatment. Results: Fifteen patients acceptedour invitation. Comparison of the IIEF 15 Score shortly aftertreatment with the Score in 2005 showed no statisticallyrelevant difference (P = 0.608). Sixty-seven percent (n =10) of the after-care patients reported an improvement intheir quality of life and 53% (n = 8) would repeat this acupuncturetreatment. Conclusions: The results are a firstindication that long-term effects could be reached throughacupuncture treatment.

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Current UrologyKarger

Published: Jan 1, 2007

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