Korean J Androl.  2004 Aug;22(2):68-74.

Validity and Reliability of Korean Version of the Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS)

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. dgmoon@korea.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Geriatric Health Clinic Research Institute, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The Female Sexual Distress Scale(FSDS) was developed to measure sexually-related personal distress in women. We performed this study to assess the reliability and validity of FSDS-Korean version in Korean women.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The original 20-item FSDS was translated into Korean. One-hundred four healthy, married women were recruited and given the survey. A second survey was done two weeks later for test-retest reliability. Validity, internal consistency reliability, and test-retest reliability were evaluated.
RESULTS
The test-retest coefficient of stability over a 2-week period was 0.99(p<0.01). The 20 items of the FSDS have good internal consistency, with an alpha of 0.96. The FSDS discriminated between women with and without sexually related distress(t=-7.34, p<0.01). The optimal cut-off score was 20(sensitivity 71.4%, specificity 92.2%).
CONCLUSIONS
The Korean version of FSDS might be a useful tool to screen for sexually distressed women in Korea.

Keyword

Female; Sex; Distress; Questionnaire; Standardization

MeSH Terms

Female*
Humans
Korea
Surveys and Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results*
Sensitivity and Specificity
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