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Table 12 Comparison of duration of illness and compliance with medications among psychiatric patients with sexual dysfunctions and other medical patients with sexual dysfunctions

From: Sexual dysfunctions in a sample of male psychiatric patients compared to medically ill patients

Duration of illness and compliance with medicationsPatients with sexual dysfunctionsSignificance testP value
Psychiatric patients with sexual dysfunction (N = 41)Other medical patients with sexual dysfunction (N = 21)
Duration/years (mean ± SD)15.68 ± 8.2511.23 ± 3.16t = 2.370.021* (sig.)
Compliant3995.1%2095.2%Chi-square test, χ2 = 0.000.984 (N.S.)
Non-compliant24.9%14.8%
  1. *Significant difference (P value< 0.05)