Physicians' knowledge, attitude and practice towards erectile dysfunction in Saudi Arabia

M F Abdulmohsen, I S Abdulrahman, A H Al-Khadra, A A Bahnassy, S A Taha, B A Kamal, A M Al-Rubaish, A H Ai-Elq
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal  
We aimed to test the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of physicians towards erectile dysfunction in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. At a scientific meeting about erectile dysfunction, 159 physicians from both government and private sectors answered a 34-item questionnaire in private. The mean total KAP score for the group was below the expected standard of 60%. Male physicians scored significantly higher than females. Urologists scored the highest, followed by andrologists.
more » ... rologists. Surprisingly, physicians with higher qualifications scored lower than those with intermediate qualifications and even less than general practitioners. Those who had practised for > or = 10 years scored better than those with < 10 years practice. The role of cardiologists in the diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction is discussed.
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