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BMJ Open Sport Exercise Med. November 15, 2021; 7 (4): e001161. doi: 10.1136 / bmjsem-2021-001161. Electronic collection 2021.


OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction in national male team sports players.

METHODOLOGY: An observational study was conducted with 124 football, rugby, volleyball, handball, water polo, baseball and hockey players aged 18 to 55 years. All subjects signed informed consent prior to participating in the study. The data was collected via an online form comprising four validated questionnaires: the Eating Habits Questionnaire for Athletes, the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-40), the Eating Disorders Inventory-2 and the Body Shape Questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using IBM SPSS V.23.0.0 software.

RESULTS: 18.5% of the population had a clinical profile compatible with a diagnosis of ED. We cannot say with certainty that the prevalence of emergencies in our sample is conditioned by the variables analyzed.

CONCLUSION: Male team sports players may also be a high risk group in the development of ED. Risk factors such as young age, semi-professional athletic status and body fat composition could influence its development.

PMID: 34824865 | PMC: PMC8593721 | DOI: 10.1136 / bmjsem-2021-001161