Reasons for patient drop-out from an intracavernous autoinjection programme for erectile dysfunction
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2008
© 1994 British Journal of Urology
British Journal of Urology
Volume 74, Issue 1, pages 99–101, July 1994
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ARMSTRONG, D.K.B., CONVERY, A.G. and DINSMORE, W. W. (1994), Reasons for patient drop-out from an intracavernous autoinjection programme for erectile dysfunction. British Journal of Urology, 74: 99–101. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1994.tb16554.x
- Issue published online: 26 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2008
- Erectile dysfunction;
- intracavernous pharmaco therapy;
- treatment drop-out
Objective To identify factors that contribute to patient drop-out rates from an intracavernous auto-injection programme for erectile dysfunction.
Patients and methods Forty-seven patients who had been successfully treated with intracavernous vasoactive agents but who subsequently failed to attend follow-up appointments were included in the study. Each patient completed a self-administred questionnaire.
Results Thirty (64%) completed questionnaires were returned. The reasons for withdrawal from treatment are outlined.
Conclusions The majority of patients who discontinued intracavernous therapy did so for reasons unrelated to treatment associated problems.