Assessment of sexual functions in partners of women with complaints of urinary incontinence

Vol. 42 (5): 999-1004, September – October, 2016

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2015.0353


ORIGINAL ARTICLE


Muzaffer Oğuz Keleş 1, Selahattin Çalişkan 2, Ali Murat Gökçe 3, Mustafa Güneş 4

1 Department of Urology, Sungurlu State Hospital, Sungurlu , Corum, Turkey; 2 Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 3 Department of Urology Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 4 Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Aim: Investigation of the erectile functions in partners of women with urinary incontinence problems.
Materials and Methods: Sexually active female patients over the age of 18 years with complaints of urinary incontinence (n=30) (Group-1), and without urinary incontinence (n=30) (Group-2, controls) were included this study. Evaluation of the patients were done at Erzincan Mengücek Gazi Training and Research Hospital’s urology outpatient clinic between June 2012 and January 2013. Partners of group-1 and group-2 were asked to fill in the 5-item International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire, and then the scores of the two groups were compared for statistically significant differences.
Results: Among the partners of the group-1 patients, 15 (50%) had mild erectile dysfunction (ED), 11 (36.6%) had moderate ED, 1 (3.4%) had severe ED, and erectile function was normal in the remaining 3 (10%). Among the partners of group-2 patients, 15 (50%) had mild ED, 7 had moderate ED, 1 (3.4%) had severe ED, and 7 (23.3%) had normal erectile function. Compared to the spouses of group-2 patients, ED was more prevalent among the spouses of group-1 patients.
Conclusion: Erectile function in the partners of women with urinary incontinence may be adversely affected by the UI of their partners.

Keywords: Sexual Partners; Urinary Incontinence; Erectile Dysfunction

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