Validity of the decreased sexual desire screener for diagnosing hypoactive sexual desire disorder

Anita H. Clayton, Evan Goldfischer, Irwin Goldstein, Leonard Derogatis, Rossella Nappi, Diane J. Lewis-D'Agostino, Toshio Kimura, Antoine Hebert, Robert Pyke

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Abstract

The Decreased Sexual Desire Screener is a brief diagnostic instrument for generalized acquired Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in women. During the screening visit of 2 clinical trials, the authors assessed sensitivity of the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener in premenopausal women presenting with decreased sexual desire. The authors compared diagnoses of generalized acquired Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder made by clinicians who were not trained or specialized in the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction using the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener with diagnoses made by expert clinicians after an extensive diagnostic interview. The sensitivity of the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener was 0.946 in a North American trial and 0.960 in a European trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-143
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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