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Sexual Dysfunction Among Combat Veterans Injured by Chemical Warfare

(2014) Sexual Dysfunction Among Combat Veterans Injured by Chemical Warfare. International Journal of Sexual Health. pp. 93-99. ISSN 1931-7611

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ABSTRACT. Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) in war veterans injured due to chemical warfare exposure during deployment. Methods: Eighty-five chemically injured veterans (CIVs) and 100 non-CIVs were enrolled. Participants were interviewed using a predesigned questionnaire, developed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision description of spectrum of SD. Results: The prevalence of SD in CIVs was 65.9 as opposed to 33.0 in non-CIVs (p =.0001). CIVs had higher prevalence rates in all domains examined (p <.05). The most commonly affected domain in both groups was erectile dysfunction (51.6 in CIVs and 15.0 in non-CIVs). Two thirds of CIVs had been diagnosed with at least one type of SD. Conclusions: The involvement of multiple areas of sexual functioning in CIVs suggests that a combination of physical and psychological factors may contribute to SD. Further efforts are needed to determine the precise etiological factors.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: veterans premature ejaculation chemical warfare orgasm erectile dysfunction Sexual dysfunction obstructive pulmonary-disease gulf-war illness erectile dysfunction prevalence population health iraq afghanistan disorders impotence Psychology Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Social Sciences - Other Topics
Page Range: pp. 93-99
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Sexual Health
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 26
Number: 2
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ISSN: 1931-7611
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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