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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Life after prostate cancer treatment: a mixed methods study of the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners

Characteristics N (%)
Total # of participants 27
Age (years), mean ± SD (range) 60.9 ± 8.0 (44-77)
Race
 Caucasian 22 (81.5)
 Asian 1 (3.7)
 African-American 4 (14.8)
Non-Hispanic 27 (100.0)
Education
 Master’s and above 12 (44.4)
 Bachelor’s and above 21 (77.8)
 Some college 27 (100.0)
 Doctorate 5 (18.5)
Prior ED 7 (25.9)
Effective medications taken before prostate cancer (n = 9) 6 (66.7)
Time since
 Surgery (months) (n = 25), mean ± SD 23.5 ± 11.7
 Radiation (months) (n = 5), mean ± SD 18.2 ± 13.1
Surgery 25 (92.6)
 Robotic 20 (80.0)
 Open 5 (20.0)
 Nerve-sparring (vs. partial) (n = 24) 21 (87.5)
Hormone treatment 4 (14.8)
Surgery followed by radiation 5 (18.5)
Erection hardness score (n = 26), mean ± SD 1.48 ± 1.18
Orgasm quality
 Absent 2 (7.4)
 Diminished 15 (55.6)
 Normal 6 (22.2)
 Better 3 (11.1)
 Unknown 1 (3.7)
Pain with orgasm (n = 25) 0 (0.0)
Urine leakage during sex
 Never 7 (25.9)
 Occasionally 14 (51.9)
 Always 6 (22.2)
IIEF (n = 16), mean ± SD
 Erectile function 16.1 ± 5.8
 Orgasmic function 6.6 ± 3.0
 Sexual desire 7.3 ± 2.2
 Intercourse satisfaction 8.3 ± 3.3
 Overall satisfaction 5.5 ± 2.4
SEAR, mean ± SD
 Sexual relationship satisfaction 49.1 ± 26.3
 Confidence about self-esteem 66.2 ± 24.8
 Overall relationship satisfaction 76.9 ± 24.4
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