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Table 5 SHIM scores at baseline and following treatment

From: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for clinically localized prostate cancer: the Georgetown University experience

  Pre-Tx 1 Mon 3 Mon 6 Mon 9 Mon 12 Mon 18 Mon 24 Mon
(Total N) (57) (56) (57) (53) (55) (54) (50) (47)
% Potent (SHIM ≥ 10) 100.0% 85.7% 78.9% 83.0% 67.3% 77.8% 76.0% 78.7%
SHIM 22 ~ 25 (No ED) 28.1% 26.0% 22.2% 28.2% 22.0% 24.5% 22.8% 28.5%
SHIM 17 ~ 21 (Mild ED) 43.9% 27.6% 24.9% 25.1% 15.9% 20.2% 16.7% 16.7%
SHIM 12 ~ 16 (Mild-Moderate ED) 24.6% 12.2% 15.2% 12.5% 4.9% 10.1% 12.2% 8.4%
SHIM 8 ~ 11 (Moderate ED) 3.5% 9.2% 2.8% 6.3% 6.1% 7.2% 7.6% 8.4%
SHIM < 8 (Severe ED) 0.0% 10.7% 13.9% 11.0% 18.3% 15.8% 16.7% 16.7%
  1. Abbreviations: Pre-Tx, pre-treatment; SHIM, sexual health inventory for men; ED, erectile dysfunction.