The relationships between preoperative sexual desire and quality of life following radical prostatectomy: a 5-year follow-up study.

@article{Namiki2012TheRB,
  title={The relationships between preoperative sexual desire and quality of life following radical prostatectomy: a 5-year follow-up study.},
  author={Shunichi Namiki and Shigeto Ishidoya and Haruo Nakagawa and Akihiro Ito and Yasuhiro Kaiho and Tatsuo Tochigi and Misa Takegami and Yoichi Arai},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={
          2448-56
        }
}
INTRODUCTION There were few studies about the relationship between sexual desire (SD) and radical prostatectomy (RP). AIMS We assessed the relationships between RP and quality of life (QOL) according to the preoperative SD. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE General QOL was measured with Short Form 36. Sexual function and bother were measured with the University of California, Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index (PCI). Changes of postoperative SD were also evaluated using PCI. METHODS We analyzed data… CONTINUE READING
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