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Ankylosing spondylitis and its impact on sexual relationships

Posted on: 6/22/09

A study done in the UK surveyed 612 people regarding ankylosing spondylitis' effect on their sex life.

38% of those surveyed "reported that their sexual relationships were affected 'moderately', 'quite a bit' or 'extremely' by their AS." Poor function, depression, greater disease activity, unemployment and poor self-efficacy were associated with a greater impact on patients' sexual relationships.

The results of the study lead the authors to conclude that, "AS has a substantial impact on patients' sexual relationships."

To read the abstract click here.

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