[Treatment with sildenafil and satisfaction with life in depressive patients with erectile dysfunction]

Actas Esp Psiquiatr. 2001 Sep-Oct;29(5):293-8.
[Article in Spanish]


Introduction: To evaluate the effectiveness of Sildenafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with depression; and the satisfaction with differents aspects of life.

Methods: A multicenter, observational, prospective and non-comparative study conducted in primary care units. Effectiveness was measured by the questionnarie International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), satisfaction with life by the Life Satisfaction Check-List (LSCL), and partner's satisfaction by Satisfaction with treatment of erectile dysfunction (EDITS). The study enrolled 330 patients with ED and Depression, treated with 50 mg (adjusted to 25/100 mg according to response) of Sildenafil for at least 10 weeks.

Results: The erections improved for the 84.2%. At the initial visit a 58.2% had a severe dysfunction, and at the post-treatment visit for the 41.2% of the sample, the dysfunction was light. The most important increase in the LSCL was sexual activity and partner relationship.

Conclusions: Significant increases were observed in the LSCL was sexual activity and partner relationship.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Depression / complications
  • Depression / drug therapy
  • Erectile Dysfunction / complications
  • Erectile Dysfunction / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
  • Piperazines / therapeutic use*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Purines
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • Sulfones


  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
  • Piperazines
  • Purines
  • Sulfones
  • Sildenafil Citrate