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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. dgmoon@korea.ac.kr
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Geriatric 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.

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