Silva RA, Olival GS, Stievano LP, Toller VB, Jordy SS, Eloi M, Tilbery CP.Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of sexual dysfunction modified scale in multiple sclerosisfor Brazilian population. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015;73(8):681-687.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). These patients suffer from various comorbidities, including sexual dysfunction (SD). The lesions of MS may affect regions of the CNS along the pathway of sexual response. The Multiple SclerosisIntimacy and Sexuality Questionnaire-19 (MSISQ-19) is a scale that assesses sexual dysfunction. Adapt and validate the MSISQ-19 to Brazilian patients with MS. 204 individuals were evaluated, 134 patients with MS and 70 healthy persons for the control group. It was determined reproducibility, validity, internal consistency and sensitivity of the MSISQ-19-BR. Among patients with MS, 54.3% of male and 71.7% of female presented some kind of SD. In the control group the results were 12.5% and 19.5%, respectively. The MSISQ-19-BR is reproducible, reliable and valid for the Brazilian population and may be used as a tool for assessing the impact of sexual dysfunction in patients with MS.
Sexual problems can be common. There are lots of posts on the blog, including some videos, about this. Do not suffer in silence
If there is a problem. talk to your nurse or neurologist
Se há um problema , fale com o seu enfermeiro ou neurologistas