Quality of Life and Sexual Dysfunction among Patients of Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
Keywords:Alcohol dependence, sexual dysfunction, quality of life
Background: The study was conducted to assess the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among alcoholic
male and extent of sexual dysfunction and quality of life among alcohol dependant male with or without
Study design: Cross sectional study involving newly diagnosed 50 alcohol dependant male patients attended
Psychiatry out patient department.
Result: Study showed significant relationship between occupation, level of education and socio-economic
class with total quality of life score. 76% of alcohol dependant males have sexual dysfunction. Alcohol
dependant males without sexual dysfunction + SE (51.906+ .865) compared to alcohol dependent male with
sexual dysfunction (40.977 + .473) which is statistically significant.
Conclusion: The study highlighted high rates of sexual dysfunction along with lower total quality of life
score in the alcohol dependant group.