Journal article

Perceived cognitive impairment is associated with sexual dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis: A 2.5-year follow-up study of a large international cohort

Jing Wu, George A Jelinek, Tracey Weiland, Anna Karin Hedstrom, Lars Alfredsson, Sandra Neate, Alysha De Livera, Nupur Nag, Steve Simpson-Yap

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The potential relationship between perceived cognitive impairment (PCI) and sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS) has not been studied. OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between cognitive impairment and sexual dysfunction over 2.5 years in people with MS. METHODS: Data were derived from the Health Outcomes and Lifestyle In a Sample of people with Multiple sclerosis (HOLISM) international cohort over 2.5 years' follow-up. Cognitive function and sexual function were assessed by sub-scores of the MS Quality of Life-54. The impact of perceived cognitive impairment on sexual dysfunction was assessed by calculating prevalence ratios (PR) and relative risks (RR) with 95% c..

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