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Korean J Androl. 2004 Aug;22(2):68-74. Korean. Original Article.
Han C , Kim HC , Kang SH , Moon DG , Kim JJ , Choi JY .
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Geriatric Health Clinic Research Institute, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

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.

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