Comparison of validated instruments measuring sexual function in men

Adam W. Levinson, Nicholas T. Ward, Martin G. Sanda, Lynda Z. Mettee, John T. Wei, Li Ming Su, Mark S. Litwin, Christian Pavlovich

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Objectives: There is no universally accepted instrument to measure sexual function (SF) in men. We compare validated SF measures in a single cohort. Methods: We compare the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM), Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite SF domain (EPIC-SF), and a reconstructed University of California Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index SF domain (PCI-SF) in 856 men scheduled for radical prostatectomy. We define potency thresholds for the PCI-SF and EPIC-SF. Results: Mean age, body mass index, Gleason sum, and PSA were 57 years, 26.7 kg/m2, 6.3, and 5.9 ng/mL, respectively. Mean instrument scores were as follows: SHIM 20.1; EPIC-SF 65; PCI-SF 71. All instruments were significantly intercorrelated (r = 0.99 for EPIC-SF vs PCI-SF, r = 0.75 for SHIM vs EPIC-SF, r = 0.77 for SHIM vs PCI-SF, all P <.001). The SHIM had the greatest negative skew and ceiling effect (P <.001). Although high scores on either the EPIC-SF or PCI-SF translated reliably to high SHIM scores, the reverse was not true. Subjects who reported no erectile dysfunction (ED) on the SHIM (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-386
Number of pages7
JournalUrology
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Prostatic Neoplasms
Reproductive Health
Equipment and Supplies
Los Angeles
Erectile Dysfunction
Prostatectomy
Body Mass Index

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Levinson, A. W., Ward, N. T., Sanda, M. G., Mettee, L. Z., Wei, J. T., Su, L. M., ... Pavlovich, C. (2010). Comparison of validated instruments measuring sexual function in men. Urology, 76(2), 380-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2010.04.033

Comparison of validated instruments measuring sexual function in men. / Levinson, Adam W.; Ward, Nicholas T.; Sanda, Martin G.; Mettee, Lynda Z.; Wei, John T.; Su, Li Ming; Litwin, Mark S.; Pavlovich, Christian.

In: Urology, Vol. 76, No. 2, 08.2010, p. 380-386.

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Levinson, AW, Ward, NT, Sanda, MG, Mettee, LZ, Wei, JT, Su, LM, Litwin, MS & Pavlovich, C 2010, 'Comparison of validated instruments measuring sexual function in men', Urology, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 380-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2010.04.033
Levinson AW, Ward NT, Sanda MG, Mettee LZ, Wei JT, Su LM et al. Comparison of validated instruments measuring sexual function in men. Urology. 2010 Aug;76(2):380-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2010.04.033
Levinson, Adam W. ; Ward, Nicholas T. ; Sanda, Martin G. ; Mettee, Lynda Z. ; Wei, John T. ; Su, Li Ming ; Litwin, Mark S. ; Pavlovich, Christian. / Comparison of validated instruments measuring sexual function in men. In: Urology. 2010 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 380-386.
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