Clinical correlates of erectile dysfunction among male patients on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) in Kuala Lumpur

Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar, M. Noormazita, Azlin Baharudin, I. Normala, Hazli Zakaria, S. Abdul Aziz, Hatta Sidi

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Abstract

Introduction: Sexual dysfunction is common but not often assessed in the routine clinical care among males on opiate substitute treatment. Objective: To determine the association between clinical variables and erectile dysfunction (ED) among men on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). Methods: A cross-sectional study involving 108 participants who attended the Drug Clinic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. The instruments used include the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis-I Disorder (SCID-I), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and International Index of Erectile Function-15 (IIEF-15). Results: Concurrent heroin abuse was significantly associated with presence of ED (p=0.024). Treatment factors including methadone dose and duration of methadone treatment were not significantly associated with ED. Conclusion: Education on sexual dysfunction as a potential adverse effect and its association with illicit heroin use should be considered in the doctor-patient consultation to encourage treatment adherence and abstinence from heroin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Cross-Sectional Studies
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Keywords

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Methadone maintenance therapy

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