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BACKGROUND This systematic review aimed first to integrate the current body of knowledge on the demographic, institutional and psychosocial information on sperm donors, and second to provide insight into the actual experiences of men who donate and the attitudes towards potential donation. METHODS Electronic databases (PUBMED, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Embase and(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment guidelines recommend antidepressant treatment be continued for at least 6 months to ensure maximal improvement and to prevent relapse. Naturalistic studies show that the average length of treatment is shorter than 6 months and that dropout rates are high. Factors leading patients to discontinuation of therapy are not well understood.(More)
Although partnership issues are thought to be implicated in female psychology and sexual life, no data exist on the relationship between dissatisfaction with male sexual performance and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM-1). We studied 70 women with uncomplicated DM-1 and 100 nondiabetic women using Female Sexual(More)
BACKGROUND DSM-IV diagnosis of major depressive disorder includes a requirement that symptoms result in significant clinical distress or impairment. This criterion is difficult to assess and is often overlooked. This study examines the use of the Sheehan Disability Scale as a possible method of assessing impairment, as well as the relationship between(More)
Endocrine disease frequently interrupts sexual function, and sexual dysfunction may signal serious endocrine disease. Diabetic autonomic neuropathy and endothelial dysfunction impair erectile function, and phosphodiesterase inhibition produces only moderate benefit. The effect of diabetes on women's sexual function is complex: the most consistent finding is(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to 1) measure the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in patients with diabetes; 2) describe how descriptive variables, psychological variables, diabetic complications, and sexual dysfunction relate in patients with diabetes; and 3) describe the predictors of sexual dysfunction in patients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to 1) examine the prevalence of sexual problems in women with type 1 diabetes, 2) compare this prevalence rate with that of an age-matched control group, 3) study the influence of diabetes-related somatic factors on female sexuality, and 4) study the influence of psychological variables on the sexual functioning of both groups. (More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with sexual dysfunction in a well-characterized cohort of women with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study was conducted in women enrolled in the long-term Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study, a North American study of(More)
BACKGROUND The distress that couples experience in IVF treatment is well-documented though research exploring factors that might contribute to the distress is scarce and the role of infertility-specific versus more general psychological characteristics in predicting psychological distress remains unexplored. This exploratory study aimed to describe, explore(More)
BACKGROUND The recognition of the distressing character of infertility diagnosis and treatment has led to the development of several psychosocial interventions for infertile couples. At the Leuven University Fertility Centre, a body-mind marital group intervention was developed to help infertile couples cope with the distress related to infertility. (More)