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Table 2 COSQ-14 cut off* scores for women and men and comparison when divided into Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis

From: Sexual dysfunction and mental health in patients with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy

  Both gender n (%) Female n (%) Male n (%) 
Sexual DysfunctionNo Sexual DysfunctionpSexual DysfunctionNo Sexual DysfunctionPSexual DysfunctionNo Sexual DysfunctionP
CSFQ Total, women cut off ≤41/ men cut off ≤47
 All292 (71%)122 (29) 189 (68)91 (32) 103 (77)31 (23) 
 Epilepsy116 (74%)40 (26) 73 (73)27 (27) 43 (77)13 (23) 
 Multiple sclerosis176 (68%)82 (32).184116 (64)64 (36).26460 (77)18 (23).985
Pleasure, women cut off ≤4/ men cut off ≤4
 All313 (76%)101 (24) 209 (75)71 (25) 104 (78)30 (23) 
 Epilepsy125 (80%)31 (20) 78 (78)22 (22) 47 (84)9 (16) 
 Multiple sclerosis188 (73%)70 (27).096131 (73)49 (27).33657 (87)21 (13).137
Desire/Frequency, women cut off ≤6/ men cut off ≤8
 All333 (80%)81 (20) 216 (77)64 (23) 117 (87)17 (13) 
 Epilepsy134 (86%)22 (14) 85 (85)15 (15) 49 (86)7 (14).956
 Multiple sclerosis199 (77%)59 (23).029131 (73)49 (27).02068 (87)10 (13) 
Desire/Interest, women cut off ≤9/ men cut off ≤11
 All301 (73%)113 (27) 204 (73)76 (27) 97 (72)37 (28) 
 Epilepsy118 (76%)38 (24) 76 (76)24 (24) 42 (75)14 (25) 
 Multiple sclerosis183 (71%)75 (29).297128 (71)52 (29).37855 (71)23 (29).567
Arousal/Excitement, women cut off ≤12/ men cut off ≤ 13
  All339 (82%)75 (18) 237 (85)43 (15) 102 (76)32 (24) 
  Epilepsy126 (81%)30 (19) 86 (76)14 (14) 40 (71)16 (29) 
  Multiple sclerosis213 (83%)45 (17).647151 (84)52 (16).63962 (79)16 (21).281
Orgasm/Completion, women cut off ≤11/ men cut off ≤13
 All301 (73%)113 (27) 190 (68)90 (32) 111 (83)23 (17) 
 Epilepsy128 (82%)28 (18) 72 (72)28 (28) 47 (84)9 (16) 
 Multiple sclerosis196 (76%)62 (24.146118 (66)62 (34).26964 (82)14 (18).776
  1. *A score at or below cut off point on any scales indicate sexual dysfunction, p = Chi-square test