|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2644559||1138334||2015||3 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess frequency of phosphodiesterase type (PDE-5) inhibitor use (sildenafil, tadalafil, ardenafil) in community settings.MethodsA retrospective record review was conducted to determine PDE-5 inhibitor use in older males (mean age 79.2) residing in three assisted living communities (n = 126), or living in private homes with home care services (n = 109).ResultsTwo participants from assisted living had PDE-5 inhibitors listed on medication profiles, while no participants from the home care setting had any listed.ImplicationsMany factors may have contributed to the absence of PDE-5 inhibitors in records, including comorbidities precluding use; fear of side effects; reluctance to report use; and lack of erectile dysfunction diagnosis to name a few. It is unknown whether sexual function, or the need for PDE-5 inhibitors was ever assessed by providers. Future research is warranted given the aging population and the benefits of holistic assessments.
Journal: Applied Nursing Research - Volume 28, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages 251–253