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The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI): a multidimensional self-report instrument for the assessment of female sexual function.
The results support the reliability and psychometric (as well as clinical) validity of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) in the assessment of key dimensions of female sexual function in clinical and nonclinical samples and suggest important gender differences in the patterning of femaleSexual function in comparison with similar questionnaire studies in males. Expand
The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI): Cross-Validation and Development of Clinical Cutoff Scores
Cross-validate the Female Sexual Function Index in several samples of women with mixed sexual dysfunctions and develop diagnostic cut-off scores for potential classification of women's sexual dysfunction and discuss the results in terms of potential strengths and weaknesses of the FSFI. Expand
Why Humans Have Sex
Individual differences in expressed reasons for having sex were coherently linked with personality traits and with individual differences in sexual strategies, supporting several previously advanced theories. Expand
Validation of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) in Women with Female Orgasmic Disorder and in Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • C. Meston
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of sex & marital therapy
  • 1 January 2003
The validation of the FSFI was extended to include women with a primary clinical diagnosis of female orgasmic disorder or hypoactive sexual desire disorder and internal consistency and divergent validity were within the acceptable range for these populations of women. Expand
Ethnic Differences in Sexual Attitudes of U.S. College Students: Gender, Acculturation, and Religiosity Factors
In Euro-Americans and Asians, intrinsic religiosity and religious fundamentalism strongly predicted conservative sexual attitudes; while still significant, these relationships were not as pronounced in the Hispanic sample, implying an ethnic-by-religious effect. Expand
Development and validation of a five-factor sexual satisfaction and distress scale for women: the Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women (SSS-W).
The SSS-W is a brief, 30-item measure of sexual satisfaction and sexual distress, composed of five domains supported by factor analyses: contentment, communication, compatibility, relational concern, and personal concern, which exhibits sound psychometric properties. Expand
Definitions of women's sexual dysfunction reconsidered: Advocating expansion and revision
Based on the review of existing evidence-based research, many modifications to the definitions of women's sexual dysfunctions are recommended and a recommendation is made that all diagnoses be accompanied by descriptors relating to associated contextual factors and to the degree of distress. Expand
Ethnic, Gender, and Acculturation Influences on Sexual Behaviors
The results suggest that, for sexual behavior, Hispanic men follow an “ethnogenesis” model of acculturation while Asian women follow an“assimilation’ model of Acculturation. Expand
Revised definitions of women's sexual dysfunction.
The International Definitions Committee has recommended a number of fundamental changes to the existing definitions of women's sexual disorders based on an alternative model reflecting women's reasons/incentives for sexual activity beyond any initial awareness of sexual desire. Expand