Validated instruments for assessing female sexual function

Cindy M. Meston, Leonard R. Derogatis

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In this article, we review five instruments for assessing female sexual dysfunction (FSD): the Brief Index of Sexual Functioning for Women (BISF-W; Taylor, Rosen, & Leiblum, 1994), the Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ; Clayton, McGarvy, & Clavet, 1997), the Derogatis Interview for Sexual Functioning (DISF/DISFSR; Derogatis, 1997), the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI; Rosen et al., 2000), and the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS; Rust & Golombok, 1986). The purpose of this article is to highlight the psychometric properties of these questionnaires in an effort to assist researchers in selecting effective measurement tools for FSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Mar 19 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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