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The study compared the self-efficacy between men with and without sexual dysfunction. For measurement, we have used the Sexual Self-Efficacy - Erectile Function with 25 items evaluating the sexual function and the denominated dimensions, achieving and maintaining the erection. The total score is a result of the items calculation and also on the 2 dimensions. The sample was correspondent to 364 men from four locations, three universities and a psychology clinical office. Men from clinical office accounted to 75% of the sample, all in the process of sex therapy and had sexual dysfunctions. Their ages ranged between 18 and 67 years, about their relationship status, 47% were married, 43% single, 9% divorced and 1% widower. The application had occurred collectively in universities, as individually they took place at the clinical office in appropriate locations according to the ethical requirements demanded by the research. For the analysis, the sample was divided into men with sexual dysfunctions (clinical), men who had sexual complaints (universities) and men without any complaints (universities). The results presented some significant differences between groups by variance analysis (ANOVA) on the total score and on the dimensions. When making comparisons per items, 16 were significant. These differences indicated that men without complaints from the universities group had higher scores compared to those who had complaints from the same group and much more than men with dysfunctions. The opposite item to this tendency was the possibility of ejaculating when masturbating alone, independently of any erection. On this item men with dysfunction had higher scores compared to the other groups. These data’s matched the expectations to the sexual functioning, with a possibility of scores creation cut on the scale.


Título: Comparison of sexual self-efficacy between men with and without sexual dysfunction

Autores: Oswaldo Martins Rodrigues Jr.; Ítor Finotelli Jr.; Diego Henrique Viviani;  Marilandes Ribeiro Braga; Moara Carvalho, Erlei Tavares; Maria Tavares

Palavras-Chave: self-efficacy; sexual behavior; sexual dysfunctions; sexual function; sexual desire; male sexuality

Categoria: Trabalhos publicados em eventos científicos


Referência: Rodrigues Jr., O. M., Finotelli Jr., I., Viviani, D. H., Braga, M. R., Carvalho, M., Tavares, E., & Tavares, M. (2013). Comparison of sexual self-efficacy between men with and without sexual dysfunction. Trabalho apresentado no 21st Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Porto Alegre, 368-368.