Table 4 Path analysis model: the effect of erectile function on sexual self-confidence

From: Relationship between erectile function and sexual self-confidence: a path analytic model in men being treated with tadalafil

  Development (N=1279, R2=0.85) Validation (N=421, R2=0.89 )
  Estimate P-value Estimate P-value
Erectile function
 Direct effect 0.77 <0.0001 0.68 <0.0001
 Indirect effects
Sexual satisfaction –0.08 0.06 0.01 0.83
Sexual communication conflict –0.02 0.02 –0.02 0.18
Time concerns 0.07 <0.0001 0.07 0.003
Spontaneity 0.03 <0.0001 0.02 0.01
Sexual communication conflict → time concerns 0.05 <0.0001 0.04 0.06
Time concerns → spontaneity 0.02 <0.0001 0.01 0.008
Sexual communication conflict → time concerns → spontaneity 0.01 <0.0001 0.01 0.06
Total indirect effect 0.08 0.06 0.14 0.05
Total effect 0.85 <0.0001 0.82 <0.0001
  1. This table summarizes the effect of erectile function detailed in the model in Figure 1.
  2. Path analysis model is adjusted for baseline erectile function, age, ED severity, concomitant medications and diabetes. In addition, the following latent variables are adjusted for their baseline values: sexual satisfaction, spontaneity and sexual self-confidence.