Published 2022-04-28
Agung Adhitya Indra Besut Daryanto Basuki Bambang Purnomo


Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of LI-ESWT as therapeutic modality in ED patients. Material & Methods: Erectile Hardness Scales (EHS) and International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) scores was measured in 22 patients. The observation was performed before therapy started, each therapy session, and each follow-up session. Therapy sessions were carried out once a month for 8 months and follow-up was done once a month for 8 months. Results: There was a significant increase in IIEF-5 scores since the 5th LI-ESWT therapy session (P<0.05, Wilcoxon Test). Also, there’s a significant increase in EHS score in 1 month after LI-ESWT therapy sessions was completed (P=0.05, Wilcoxon Test). Conclusion: There is a significant improvement in the EHS and IIEF-5 score before and after treatment using LI-ESWT. LI-ESWT seems to be a promising future therapy for ED.



EHS, erectile dysfunction, IIEF-5, LI-ESWT


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