Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the male’s inability to get a good erection. There are many factors.

Erectile Dysfunction
Answer the following to check:
Table 2  The IIEF-5 questionnairea
Over the past six months:
1How do you rate your confidence that you could get and keep an erection?Very lowLowModerateHighVery high
1 2 3 4 5
2When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were your erections hard enough for penetration?Almost never / neverA few times (much less than half the time)Sometimes (about half the time)Most times (much more than half the time)Almost always / always
1 2 3 4 5
3During sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after you had penetrated (entered) your partner?Almost never / neverA few times (much less than half the time)Sometimes (about half the time)Most times (much more than half the time)Almost always / always
1 2 3 4 5
4During sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of intercourse?Extremely difficultVery difficultDifficultSlightly difficultNot difficult
1 2 3 4 5
5When you attempted sexual intercourse, how often was it satisfactory for you?Almost never / neverA few times (much less than half the time)Sometimes (about half the time)Most times (much more than half the time)Almost always / always
1 2 3 4 5
aThe IIEF-5 score is the sum of the ordinal responses to the five items; thus, the score can range from 5 to 25.

ED severity:
  • severe (5-7),
  • moderate (8-11),
  • mild to moderate (12-16),
  • mild (17-21), and
  • no ED (22-25).

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