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Determinants and Prevalence of Impotence among Diabetic Patients in Northwestern Hospitals of Nefasit, Eretria

Authors Degavi G, Panari H

Received 14 December 2020

Accepted for publication 24 February 2021

Published 16 March 2021 Volume 2021:14 Pages 1177—1182


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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Juei-Tang Cheng

Girish Degavi,1 Hazaratali Panari2

1Department of Nursing, College of Health and Medical Science, Bule Hora University, Hagere Mariam, Ethiopia; 2Department of Nursing, Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, Debre Berhan Univerity, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia

Correspondence: Girish Degavi
Department of Nursing, College of Health and Medical Science, Bule Hora University, P.O Box 144, Hagere Mariam, Ethiopia
Email [email protected]

Background: Impotence incidence in patients with elevated glycemic index valuesis 30%– 69.01%. While impotence is very prevalent among diabetic men, the condition is mostly left unaddressed and needs assessment and care. Impotence can influence the quality of social, mental, leisure, and sexual life, and can contribute to broken relationships, depression, and reduced self-esteem. The goal of the present work was to research the commonness and determinants of impotence among diabetic patients in hospitals in the northwestern region of Nefasit .
Methods: A cross-sectional hospital analysis was done of 239 patients with diabetes mellitusin five of six hospitals in Nefasit by means of systemic random sampling. methods. Data were collected for 2 months from Februaryto April 2019.
Results: The mean age of participants was 43.32 years and mean duration of diabetes 8.7 years. Impotence prevalence was found to be 74.2%: 36.1% mild, 34.2% moderate, and 5.8% serious sexual dysfunction. Statistical analysis showed that impotence was considerably associated with being elderly (AOR 14.21, 95% CI 3.22– 70.00), prolonged diabetes (AOR 4.1, 95% CI 1.22– 11.16), and lower monthly income (AOR0.279, 95% CI 0.133– 0.614). There was no association found with BMI, comorbidity, sugar control, or intake of alcohol.
Conclusion: The prevalence of impotence in the present study was quite high. Very few patients (5.1%) had been screened for impotence. Care of impotent patients in hospitals for diabetes should be a regular health protocol during follow-up care.

Keywords: Asmara, determinants, DM, Nefasit, prevalence

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