A Survey of Sexual Function in Schizophrenic Patients
The goal of this study is to survey patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia to determine if there is a relationship between self-reported sexual function and treatment with antipsychotic medication.
Hypotheses: 1. Patients on typical antipsychotics will rate their sexual function as lower than those on atypical agents. 2. Patients on multiple antipsychotics will rate their sexual function as lower than those on a single agent.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||A Survey of Sexual Function in Schizophrenic Patients|
- Level of sexual functioning [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Patient's level of sexual functioning will be measured at the time of assessment. Two different scales will be used depending on the gender of the patient.
IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function Questionnaire for men) will be used for men. This 15-item questionnaire is a brief, multidimensional instrument for assessing the key dimensions of sexual function in men. It assesses male function and quality of life.
FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) will be used for women. This 19-item questionnaire is a brief, multidimensional self-report instrument for assessing the key dimensions of sexual function in women. It assesses female function and quality of life.
|Study Start Date:||July 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Contact: Dennis Lin, MD||212-420-2227||DeLin@chpnet.org|
|Contact: Carlyn Snyder, MD||212-420-2227|
|United States, New York|
|Beth Israel Medical Center||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10003|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis Lin, MD||Beth Israel Medical Center|