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ChatGPT: a new hope for sexual dysfunction sufferers?

  • Metin Yigman1
  • Ibrahim Untan2,*,
  • Ahmet Emin Dogan1

1Department of Urology, Etlik Integrated Health Campus, 06170 Ankara, Turkey

2Department of Urology, Ahi Evran University School of Medicine, 40100 Kirsehir, Turkey

DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2024.080 Vol.20,Issue 5,May 2024 pp.135-140

Submitted: 16 October 2023 Accepted: 13 November 2023

Published: 30 May 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Ibrahim Untan E-mail: ibrahimuntan@erciyes.edu.tr

Abstract

The use of ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer), an artificial intelligence-based language model that is on the verge of a revolutionary approach to accessing information, is rapidly increasing all over the world. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the reliability and usefulness of ChatGPT responses to sexual dysfunctions, which are considered taboo in most societies. The top four Google search keywords for sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation were identified for each of these disorders, and these keywords were grouped under the headings of description, causes, drug treatment, and general treatment. The content of each response was rated by two urologists for reliability and usefulness using the modified Global Quality Score rating scale, a five-point Likert scale. When the total scores of the raters were evaluated, the reliability scores were calculated as 27 for sexual dysfunction, 32 for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation; 29 for sexual dysfunction, 33 for erectile dysfunction, and 34 for premature ejaculation for the usefulness scores. Reliability scores showed acceptable sexual dysfunction and good sexual dysfunction agreement for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation (α: 0.727, 0.833, 0.833, respectively). Usefulness scores showed acceptable agreement for sexual dysfunction (α = 0.727), good agreement for erectile dysfunction (α = 0.842), and questionable agreement for premature ejaculation (α = 0.600). When the scores of the raters were evaluated separately between diseases, both reliability and usefulness scores (p = 0.093 and 0.115 for reliability; p = 0.632 and 0.503 for usefulness) revealed no significant difference. ChatGPT has the potential to be a useful and reliable resource for patients to learn about sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation. Artificial intelligence, whose development we cannot stop, needs improvements that can reference accepted sources and apply them to their answers to reduce potential risks and negative outcomes.


Keywords

ChatGPT; Sexual dysfunction; Erectile dysfunction; Premature ejaculation; Reliability; Usefulness


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Metin Yigman,Ibrahim Untan,Ahmet Emin Dogan. ChatGPT: a new hope for sexual dysfunction sufferers?. Journal of Men's Health. 2024. 20(5);135-140.

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