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Title

Age of Initial Complaint of Sexual Dysfunction Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Clinical Specialties

Keywords

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sexual Dysfunction

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

There is a rise in incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) among all age groups in the United States. IBD has many known extra-intestinal manifestations, however, there is limited data regarding its effects on sexual dysfunction. The aim of this study is to determine the age of onset of sexual complaints among IBD patients. A retrospective chart review of all IBD patients at an urban academic medical center. Patient gender, age, disease type, presence of sexual dysfunction, medications, and documented physician discussions were obtained. A confidential database was created using Microsoft Excel with statistical analysis set at <0.05. There were no exclusion criteria. The study was approved by the IRB. 261 IBD patients (121 males, 140 females; mean age 44.9) were evaluated. There were 76 (29.1%) with sexual dysfunction. 29 males (23.9%) and 47 females (33.6%) had sexual dysfunction (p=0.042). The most common female sexual complaint was dyspareunia while that for males was erectile dysfunction. The average age of initial complaint among males was 47.2 and females was 46.1. The most common age range of initial complaint among males was from 31-40 years (24.1%) and in females was between 31-40 and 51-60 years (both 22.9%) (Figure 1).There was no significant difference in the average age of initial complaint in Crohn's disease (age 45.8 years) and ulcerative colitis (age 47.9 years) patients. (Figure 2). In the general population, 7.4% males and 28% females are estimated to have sexual dysfunction. This study revealed that sexual dysfunction is significantly more prevalent among IBD patients than non-IBD patients. This was more prevalent in females and the age group of 31-40 years with no significant difference between those with Crohn's disease and UC. Although we recognize potential co-morbidities may be linked to sexual dysfunction, this study highlights the need for a consistent multidisciplinary approach to the IBD patient that addresses sexual function.

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Age of Initial Complaint of Sexual Dysfunction Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

There is a rise in incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) among all age groups in the United States. IBD has many known extra-intestinal manifestations, however, there is limited data regarding its effects on sexual dysfunction. The aim of this study is to determine the age of onset of sexual complaints among IBD patients. A retrospective chart review of all IBD patients at an urban academic medical center. Patient gender, age, disease type, presence of sexual dysfunction, medications, and documented physician discussions were obtained. A confidential database was created using Microsoft Excel with statistical analysis set at <0.05. There were no exclusion criteria. The study was approved by the IRB. 261 IBD patients (121 males, 140 females; mean age 44.9) were evaluated. There were 76 (29.1%) with sexual dysfunction. 29 males (23.9%) and 47 females (33.6%) had sexual dysfunction (p=0.042). The most common female sexual complaint was dyspareunia while that for males was erectile dysfunction. The average age of initial complaint among males was 47.2 and females was 46.1. The most common age range of initial complaint among males was from 31-40 years (24.1%) and in females was between 31-40 and 51-60 years (both 22.9%) (Figure 1).There was no significant difference in the average age of initial complaint in Crohn's disease (age 45.8 years) and ulcerative colitis (age 47.9 years) patients. (Figure 2). In the general population, 7.4% males and 28% females are estimated to have sexual dysfunction. This study revealed that sexual dysfunction is significantly more prevalent among IBD patients than non-IBD patients. This was more prevalent in females and the age group of 31-40 years with no significant difference between those with Crohn's disease and UC. Although we recognize potential co-morbidities may be linked to sexual dysfunction, this study highlights the need for a consistent multidisciplinary approach to the IBD patient that addresses sexual function.