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dysfunction

any consequence of an activity which inhibits the achievement of the desired objective. In the study of ORGANIZATIONS, dysfunctions refer to those aspects of organizations which are essential to the organization's proper functioning but at the same time detract from organizational performance. For instance, a justifiable emphasis on following the correct procedures can also stifle the flexibility that is often needed in work situations. See GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: KEYS TO REVERSING FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Sexual dysfunction occurred more often in women who were older, were less educated, had signs of depression, had reached menopause, had diabetes, and took diuretic therapy (which helps the body get rid of unneeded water and salt).
Among the first 30 participants in this ongoing study, the presurgical prevalence of sexual dysfunction based on the FSFI scorewas 75%.
The investigators performed a multivariate analysis, adjusting for gender, race, marital status, mechanism of injury, and genitourinary injury to determine the independent predictors of severe sexual dysfunction.
Among the women with hypertension, 42% had scores indicating sexual dysfunction, compared with 19% among the normotensives, a statistically significant difference.
The evaluation lacked a dose-response assessment and was inconsistent in the methods for assessing symptoms of depression, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction.
Irwin Goldstein, they organized the first ever conference on female sexual dysfunction a few months later.
All of the study subjects completed the Sexual Function Scale and the Sexual Dysfunction Scale pre-and post-therapy.
Researchers found that sexual dysfunction is influenced by social and psychological factors as well as medical problems.
Sexual dysfunction following onset of heart disease is common.
com/research/dx2z4p/male_sexual) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Male Sexual Dysfunction - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering.
An extract of Lepidium peruvianum, a high-altitude root plant popularly known as maca, has been shown to regulate several key physiological pathways of female sexual dysfunction.