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Instruments to measure sexual dysfunction in community and psychiatric populations

Rizvi, S. J., Yeung, N. W., and Kennedy, S. H.
Sexual dysfunction is a significant issue for many individuals. This can be the result of existing disorders, side effects of medications, or both. In order to effectively assess and, if appropriate, manage sexual dysfunction in various populations, it is important to consider the use of validated instruments that can provide a baseline to detect dysfunction and measure change over time. This review will assess the psychometric properties of scales (self-report and interview-based) that have been used in community, psychiatric, and gender-specific populations, with a particular emphasis on depressed patients before and during antidepressant therapy. Key considerations for scale selection and development are also discussed.
J Psychosom Res
1879-1360 (Electronic)
Publication year:
Symptom status:
Physical state
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Codes for special purposes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
ASEX - Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale
BISF - Brief Index of Sexual Functioning (versions: BISF-W - BISF-for Women
BSFI - Brief Sexual Function Inventory
CSFQ - Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (Also: CSFQ-14 - 14 item version)
DISF(-SR) - Derogatis Interview for Sexual Functioning(-Self Report)
DSFI - Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory
FSDS - Female Sexual Distress Scale AND FSDS-Revised
FSFI - Female Sexual Function Index (and FSFI-BC - Breast Cancer)
GRISS - Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction
IIEF - International Index of Erectile Function (versions: IIEF-5 items; IIEF-6 items)
IPE - Index of Premature Ejaculation
MSHQ EjD - Male Sexual Health Questionnaire Ejaculatory Dysfunction
MSHQ - Male Sexual Health Questionnaire
PFSF - Profile of Female Sexual Function (Also B-PFSF - brief version of PFSF)
PRSexDQ - Psychotropic-Related Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire (SALSEX)
SAI - Sexual Arousability Inventory (Also SAI-E - expanded version)
SexFx - Sex Effects Scale
SFQ - Female Sexual Function Questionnaire
SHF - Sexual History Form
SIDI F - Sexual Interest and Desire Inventory-Female
SII - Sexual Interaction Inventory
SQOL - Sexual Quality of Life (SQOL-M - Male version; SQOL-F - female version)