Assessing patients with actual or potential erectile dysfunction

Martin J Steggall, Sandra Y Gann

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Asking question about sexuality forms part of the nursing assessment but is often overlooked because of the embarrassment of both nurse and patient. However, failure to identify erection problems, either actual or potential, can result in distress, making eventual treatment more difficult. A prompt assessment and referral to an erectile dysfunction clinic are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-9
Number of pages5
JournalProfessional Nurse
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Risk Factors
  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Case Reports


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