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Colleen A. Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a self-administered, patient-based questionnaire to assess loss of sexual desire and associated symptoms in postmenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder HSDD experiencing distress. Design: Preliminary items and domains of sexual function were identified through individual and focus group interviews with postmenopausal women in the United States and Europe.
Quality of Life Research. Context : Sex is important to quality of life. There are a number of questionnaires to measure sexual-function, but many lack applicability and usefulness to certain groups.
Metrics details. Most studies on female sexual dysfunction are performed in population inventories and under specific clinical conditions. These approaches are performed using validated psychometric scales.
Many healthcare providers avoid addressing and treating sexual problems in women for a multitude of reasons, including the paucity of FDA-approved medications for female sexual dysfunction FSDconcern about the additional time required during the patient visit, and confusion over billing and coding, leading to challenges regarding reimbursement. In this column, I describe the common barriers and misconceptions that impede successful evaluation and treatment of FSD. Over recent years, multiple studies have demonstrated the high prevalence of sexual complaints in women.
Author information: 1 Dept. This article presents the development of a brief, self-report measure of female sexual function. Initial face validity testing of questionnaire items, identified by an expert panel, was followed by a study aimed at further refining the questionnaire.
The PISQ-IR is a validated evaluation tool which can be used clinically as well as in research for assessment of female sexual function FSF in women with female pelvic floor disorders. The goals of the re-evaluation panel were to address deficits in the PISQ by refining the measurement properties of the questionnaire, enhancing the ability to assess outcomes in women who are not sexually active and in women with anal incontinence, and developing an instrument for international use. Please note the single-score version is not currently available for translation.
Analysis of sexual function of patients with dermatomyositis and polymyositis through self-administered questionnaires: a cross-sectional study. To date, there are no descriptions in the literature on gynecologic and sexual function evaluation in female patients with dermatomyositis DM and polymyositis PM. This is a monocentric, cross-sectional study in which 23 patients 16 DM and 7 PMwith ages between 18 and 40 years, were compared to 23 healthy women of the same age group.