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Prevalence of andropause among Iranian men and its relationship with quality of life

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(2021) Prevalence of andropause among Iranian men and its relationship with quality of life. Aging Male. pp. 369-376. ISSN 1368-5538

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Abstract

Introduction Andropause is a complicated process in men's life which can negatively affect their quality of life in both physical and psychological dimensions. Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of andropause among Iranian men age 40-85 years and its relationship with quality of life. Materials and methods This was a cross-sectional study among 393 men attending ten urban healthcare centers in Ilam province in southwestern Iran. Study participants were recruited using proportional random sampling. The Male andropause symptoms self-assessment questionnaire (MASSQ) and SF-12 were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22 (Chicago, IL). Results The mean (SD) of participants scores in MASSQ was 57.46 (17.56). Only 61 (15.5) men were classified at "don't need testosterone" category based on MASSQ. There were significant associations between the eight aspects of HRQoL and the andropause severity (p < .001). Older age, lower education, having depression, coronary heart disease, and incontinence were associated with increased odds of andropause (p < .05). Conclusion This study confirmed findings of previous studies regarding andropause and its relationship with men's quality of life. Future studies in this topic are needed to discover all the factors that may influence men andropause.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Rezaei, N.UNSPECIFIED
Azadi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Pakzad, R.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Andropause men quality of life aging testosterone hypogonadism Iran testosterone replacement therapy late-onset hypogonadism erectile dysfunction aging males symptoms menopause age Endocrinology & Metabolism Urology & Nephrology
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Page Range: pp. 369-376
Journal or Publication Title: Aging Male
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 23
Number: 5
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13685538.2018.1490951
ISSN: 1368-5538
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3450

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