Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

marital status
idiopathic PD
age 40-80
marital status
idiopathic PD
age 40-80

Exclusion Criterias

patients taking PDE
patients taking PDE

Summary

Conditions
Parkinson Disease
Design
  • Observational Model: Case-Control
  • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 30 years and 80 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Because there is limited literature on sexual function in Parkinson disease, in this study, we examined sexual functioning in a large groups of patients with idiopathic Parkinson Disease compared with healthy subjects in the Italian community. To assess sexual function in PD we used the Brief Index ...

Because there is limited literature on sexual function in Parkinson disease, in this study, we examined sexual functioning in a large groups of patients with idiopathic Parkinson Disease compared with healthy subjects in the Italian community. To assess sexual function in PD we used the Brief Index of Sexual Functioning [(BISF-M for man; BISF-W for woman), the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Participants were also assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). This study aimed to provide a thorough epidemiological description of sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. The knowledge of sexual function in PD might help to plan effective interventionist measures and ultimately to optimize patient's and the partner's quality of life. Parkinson patients (aged 40-80) and 123 healthy controls (aged 40-80) will be recruited from four Italian Movement Disorders Clinics.

Inclusion Criterias

marital status
idiopathic PD
age 40-80
marital status
idiopathic PD
age 40-80

Exclusion Criterias

patients taking PDE
patients taking PDE

Locations

Milano, 20122
Milano, 20122

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01878409
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Alberto Priori, MD,PhD Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Università di Milano
  • Alberto Priori, MD,PhD Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Università di Milano