Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of psycho-behavior therapy for premature ejaculation (PE).
Methods: A total of 58 PE patients that met the study criteria were treated by psycho-behavior therapy, 2-3 times a week, for a 6-time course. After the treatment, the therapeutic effect was assessed by observation of the changes in the patients' CIPE-5 scores.
Results: The rates of cure, effectiveness, ineffectiveness and overall effectiveness were 46.55% (27/58), 32.76% (19/58), 20.69% (12/58) and 79.31%, respectively. The CIPE-5 scores of the patients were elevated from 7.97 +/- 2.30 before the treatment to 22.50 +/- 6.64 after it, and the differences were statistically significant. The psycho-behavior therapy obviously prolonged the ejaculation latency of the patients, increased the sexual satisfaction of both the patients and their spouses, lessened the patients' sexual anxiety and nervousness, and decreased the difficulty in retarding ejaculation, with statistically significant differences from pretreatment.
Conclusion: Psychobehavior therapy has remarkable therapeutic effect on premature ejaculation.