International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023


Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Dysfunction in Male Patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome: A Cross - Sectional Study

Dr. Mujahid Shaikh [2] | Dr. Yadav Govind | Dr. Mayur Muthe [2] | Dr. Humaid Mahadik


Abstract: Background: Sexual dysfunctions have been reported in alcohol - dependent men. There is a lack of studies focusing on the sexual dysfunction of alcohol dependent men in India. Aim: The aim is to estimate the prevalence and correlates of sexual dysfunction in alcohol dependent patients and to explore the association between sexual dysfunction and various alcohol related variables. Materials and Methods: The study employed a cross - sectional descriptive design and recruited 110 male patients admitted for de - addiction in a tertiary care center. The evaluation was conducted using a specially designed intake proforma and tools such as Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire, Arizona Sexual Experience Scale, International Classification of Disease, 10th revision, diagnostic criteria for research and revised clinical institute withdrawal assessment for alcohol scale to ensure that no participant was in active alcohol withdrawal state. Results: Overall, 48.18 percent of patients had sexual dysfunction among the domains, the highest frequency was seen for dysfunction in getting and keeping erection (32.73%), followed by dysfunction in satisfying orgasm (30%), dysfunction in sex drive (21.82%), dysfunctuion is sxexual arousal (16.26%) and dysfunction in reaching orgasm was least affected. Sexual dysfunction was significantly associated with the duration of alcohol dependence, amount of alcohol consumed per day, and severity of alcohol dependence. Conclusions: Sexual dysfunction is common in male patients with alcohol dependence. The study highlights the detrimental effects of alcohol on sexual function and this information can be utilized in motivational interviewing of patients with alcohol dependence syndrome.


Keywords: Arizona sexual experiences scale, severity of alcohol dependence questionnaire, sexual dysfunction in alcohol dependence syndrome, sexual dysfunction in tobacco dependence, Motivation for deaddiction


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 1550 - 1554


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