Departments of Urology, Psychiatry, and the Human Sexuality Group, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


  • Original Article   
    Erectile dysfunction: The perspectives of patients and partners on counselling
    Author(s): JC Lee, DHC Surridge, A Morales* and JPW Heaton

    BACKGROUND: Many health professionals who deal with patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) vigorously promote the emotional concerns of the patient and the involvement of the couple in planning the management of ED. The importance of restoring penile erection as an isolated medical problem has been de-emphasized in recent years in favour of a more holistic approach to patient and partner. It is commonly accepted that support for the couple should enhance their satisfaction and compliance with therapy. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted to assess the attitudes of the patient and his partner toward a global approach to the diagnosis and the treatment of ED. After the initial consultation, a random sample of 100 consecutive heterosexual patients was asked to return with their partners for a full psychiatric and psychological evaluation. Information w.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/1488-5069.1000023