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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the included patients

From: The Multiple Sclerosis Intimacy and Sexuality Questionnaire (MSISQ-15): translation, adaptation and validation of the Polish version for patients with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury

  Multiple sclerosis (n = 117) Spinal cord injury (n = 110)
Age (years)
  44.2 ± 9.4 39.2 ± 9.9
Sex
 Men 35 (29.9%) 98 (89.1%)
 Women 82 (70.1%) 12 (10.9%)
Time since diagnosis of neurological disease (years)
  9.2 ± 8.3 12.9 ± 10.9
Stadium/level of neurological disease
Multiple sclerosis
  Relapsing-remitting 87 (74.4%)  
  Primary progressive 12 (10.2%)  
  Secondary progressive 13 (11.1%)  
  Missing stadium of 5 (4.3%)  
Spinal cord injury
  ASIA A   59 (53.6%)
  ASIA B   20 (18.2%)
  ASIA C   6 (5.5%)
  ASIA D   22 (20.0%)
  ASIA E   3 (2.7%)
  Cervical level   25 (21.4%)
  Thoracic level   81 (69.2%)
  Lumbar level   11 (9.4%)
Mobility
 Fully ambulatory 42 (35.9%) 21 (19.1%)
 Limited walking 63 (53.8%) 25 (22.7%)
 Wheelchair bound 12 (10.3%) 64 (58.2%)
MSISQ-15 scores
 Total score 34.83 ± 11.99 43.58 ± 11.35
 Primary domain 12.79 ± 4.04 17.23 ± 4.01
 Secondary domain 11.23 ± 3.89 13.45 ± 5.11
 Tertiary domain 10.81 ± 4.95 12.90 ± 5.23
PISQ-31 scores
 Total score 96.41 ± 13.86 (n = 90) 76.14 ± 11.76 (n = 18)
IIEF-15 scores
 Total score 35.95 ± 18.77 (n = 27) 42.17 ± 14.95 (n = 92)
  1. Note: values are presented as mean ± standard deviation or numbers