The reliability and validity of a sexual functioning questionnaire

Eric W. Corty, Stanley E. Althof, Doris M. Kurit

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The present study assessed the reliability and validity of a measure of sexual functioning, the CMSH-SFQ, for male patients and their partners. The CMSH-SFQ measures erectile and orgasmic functioning, sexual drive, frequency of sexual behavior, and sexual satisfaction. Test-retest reliability was assessed with 19 males and 19 females for the baseline CMSH-SFQ. Criterion validity was measured by comparing the answers of 25 male patients to those of their partners at baseline and follow-up. The majority of items had acceptable levels of reliability and validity. The CMSH-SFQ provides a reliable and valid device that can be used to measure global sexual functioning in men and their partners and may be used to evaluate the efficacy of treatments for sexual dysfunctions. Limitations and suggestions for use of the CMSH-SFQ are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology


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