Comparing sexual dysfunction in maintenance therapy with Methadone and Buprenorphine in married male

Hassanipour Azgomi, Soheil. and Arab Zozani, Morteza. and Maghsoudi, Ahmad. and Mokhtari, Ali Mohammad. and Ghadiri Rad, Reza. (2016) Comparing sexual dysfunction in maintenance therapy with Methadone and Buprenorphine in married male. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 3 (3).


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Background and aims: Sexual dysfunction is a common complaint among drug abusers in the treatment with Methadone and Buprenorphine. The aim of this study was to assess sexual dysfunction in patients undergoing Methadone or Buprenorphine for maintenance therapy. Methods: This research was a cross-sectional study. A 3-parts questionnaire (demographic questions, international index of erectile function questionnaire (IIEF) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II)) was used for data collection. Results: Overall, 3.5% reported no Erectile Dysfunction (ED), 79.9 % reported mild to moderate ED, and 10% reported severe ED. There were no statistical differences in the components of the IIEF questionnaire between Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and Buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) group. Statistical analysis show that depressed subjects has a higher sexual dysfunction (r= -0.435, P<0.001). The results showed no significant relation between drug dose and sexual function (r= 0.031, P= 780). Conclusions: Based on our findings, sexual dysfunction was relatively high among males who received MMT and BMT and the disorder was more prevalent in depressed people. As the results, the problem needs more attention and should be offered the right solution to solve it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Sexual Dysfunction; Maintenance Therapy; Methadone; Buprenorphine.
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
QV pharmacology > QV 704 Pharmaceutics
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > International Journal of Epidemiologic Research
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 06:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2018 10:39

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