Assessment of sexual dysfunction among COVID-19 recovered patients in rural population of Marathwada region of Maharashtra
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 2106-2111
AbstractIntroduction: COVID-19 infection is expected to be associated with an increased likelihood of sexual dysfunction in males and females in both rural and urban population. Considering high transmission rate of COVID-19, sexual dysfunction can be a concern for the population.
Objective: To assess the sexual dysfunction in COVID-19 recovered patients.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out among 120 patients to assess the sexual dysfunction in COVID-19 recovered patients in IIMSR Medical College and Noor Hospital, Badnapur Dist. Jalna, Maharashtra during the period of January to June 2021.Patients recovered from COVID-19 was contacted after 2 months of recovery. Participants were contacted on telephone for questioning and Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire (SDQ) was filled as per information provided by the participants. The collected data was entered in Microsoft excel sheet and analyzed by using appropriate statistical tests whenever necessary.
Results: Out of 120 COVID-19 recovered patients who participated in the study, sexual dysfunction was seen in 54 (45%) participants. Total of 72 males participated in the study, of which 36 of them had score more than 45(50%), while from 48 female participants 18 had score more than 45(37.5%).
Conclusion: Exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences was associated with increased sexual dysfunctions. Both male and female population with different age groups were affected but in variable degrees.
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