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Table 2 Univariate analysis of self-reported long-term sexual functioning in testicular germ-cell tumor survivorsa

From: Long-term sexual functioning in germ-cell tumor survivors

   N Mean SEM Median P value
Sexual desire AS 17 3.29 0.22 3 NA
RT 12 3.08 0.31 3 0.74
CT 132 3.14 0.08 3 0.45
CTRT 9 3.44 0.30 3 0.79
Tx 153 3.15 0.08 3 0.51
Attempts to initiate intercourse AS 17 2.41 0.35 2 NA
RT 12 1.58 0.41 1.5 0.14
CT 132 2.45 0.15 2 0.94
CTRT 9 2.66 0.54 3 0.68
Tx 153 2.40 0.14 2 0.95
Achieve erection AS 17 4.47 0.39 5 NA
RT 12 3.50 0.47 4.5 0.12
CT 132 3.94 0.15 5 0.24
CTRT 9 2.89 0.55 3 0.05
Tx 153 3.84 0.14 5 0.18
Maintain erection AS 17 4.47 0.38 5 NA
RT 12 3.33 0.45 4 0.06
CT 132 3.77 0.14 4 0.07
CTRT 9 3.00 0.53 4 0.04
Tx 153 3.69 0.14 4 0.04
Achieve orgasm AS 17 4.64 0.28 5 NA
RT 12 4.33 0.34 5 0.59
CT 130 4.12 0.13 5 0.08
CTRT 9 3.22 0.49 4 0.03
Tx 151 4.09 0.12 5 0.08
Disappointed with quality of sex life AS 17 1.35 0.21 1 NA
RT 12 2.08 0.25 2 0.06
CT 130 1.61 0.07 1 0.33
CTRT 9 2.56 0.26 3 < 0.01
Tx 151 1.70 0.07 1 0.18
Anxiety from sexual relationships AS 17 1.41 0.22 1 NA
RT 12 1.83 0.27 1 0.37
CT 130 1.38 0.07 1 0.64
CTRT 9 1.56 0.26 1 0.74
Tx 151 1.43 0.07 1 0.81
Strong desire to be sexually active AS 17 2.88 0.24 3 NA
RT 12 3.08 0.29 3 0.71
CT 130 2.80 0.09 3 0.74
CTRT 9 3.67 0.36 4 0.05
Tx 151 2.87 0.09 3 0.94
  1. ain comparison with patients treated with orchiectomy and active surveillance (group AS)
  2. Abbreviations: AS Active surveillance (controls), RT Radiotherapy, CT Chemotherapy, CTRT Chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Tx any treatment, NA Not applicable, SEM Standard error of the mean