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Table 3 Comparison of men in the two groups in terms of male erectile function index parameters

From: The effect of date palm on sexual function in infertile couples: a double-blind controlled clinical trial

Domains Intervention group Control group p_value**
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Erectile function Before 22.32 ± 7.39 22.96 ± 4.75 0.55
  After 26.98 ± 3.04 22.43 ± 7.26 p < 0.0001
P-value* p < 0.0001 0.62  
Orgasmic function Before 7.50 ± 2.88 7.26 ± 2.19 0.58
  After 9.18 ± 1.40 6.75 ± 2.83 p < 0.0001
P-value* p < 0.0001 0.16  
Sexual desire Before 5.84 ± 2.06 5.93 ± 1.36 0.76
  After 8.23 ± 1.55 5.52 ± 1.73 p < 0.0001
P-value* p < 0.0001 0.14  
Intercourse satisfaction Before 10.81 ± 3.75 11.81 ± 2.96 0.07
  After 13.13 ± 1.67 11.47 ± 2.32 p < 0.0001
P-value* p < 0.0001 0.42  
Overall satisfaction Before 8.69 ± 1.80 8.21 ± 1.32 0.08
  After 9.50 ± 0.86 7.72 ± 1.54 p < 0.0001
P-value*   0.001 0.07  
  1. *P-value: paired t-test
  2. **P-value: Independent t-test