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Paper Title: Perceptions of erectile dysfunction among male tuberculosis patients in Ghana (a case cross-sectional study)
Authors Name: IBRAHIM IBN SAANA , Daniel N.A. Ankrah , Patrick Adjei , Isaiah Sagoe , Kissinger Marfo
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Published In: Volume 7 Issue 10, October-2022
Abstract: Perception of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) among patients can impact negatively medication adherence and worsen sexual performance. This study sought to assess the perceptions of erectile dysfunction among male tuberculosis patients in Ghana. The study also assessed other factors associated with TB patients. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out.115 diagnosed TB patients attending Chest Clinic Pharmacy, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital were randomly selected. An Interviewer administered modified international index of erectile dysfunction (IIEF-5) questionnaires used to collect data which was organized using Excel software and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. Patients’ demographic data i.e., Gene X-pert results, x-rays, and sputum smear microscopy were evaluated. Results: Only78 patients responded. The types of TB were pulmonary 84.6% (n=66) & extra pulmonary15.4% (n=12), only 21.1% had the perception that TB medications could cause Erectile Dysfunction. Patients with pulmonary TB 84.6% (n=66) had a prevalence of ED 59.9% compared with extra-pulmonary TB 15.4%(n=12). 79.5% (n=62.0) were moderately sure that TB could cause their sexual function. Over 80% have the perception that the causative factor of ED was TB. A higher number of TB patients 92.3%(n=71) had poor medication adherence. The mean age was 40-49 group whiles the majority of them were among the ≥50 plus age group. A chi-square test indicated that age had a correlation with the perception of ED (L.R. P=0.001<0.05). The majority, thus, 62% of the patients experienced various degrees of ED. Perception has a negative impact on health outcomes and adherence; pharmacists and healthcare givers must intensify patient counseling and drug education campaigns.
Keywords: Erectile Dysfunction, Tuberculosis, Medications, perception
Cite Article: "Perceptions of erectile dysfunction among male tuberculosis patients in Ghana (a case cross-sectional study)", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijrti.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no.324 - 336, October-2022, Available :http://www.ijrti.org/papers/IJRTI2210044.pdf
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