Patient-Reported Outcomes in Sexual Medicine

  • Stanley E. AlthofEmail author
Part of the Trends in Andrology and Sexual Medicine book series (TASM)


This chapter reviews the most relevant male and female sexuality patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and discusses the process of psychometric validation. The constructs of reliability, various forms of validity, sensitivity, and specificity as well as concerns with translating a PRO into a different language are discussed.

Two tables, one for male PROs and one for female PROs, delineate both multidimensional assessment measures and questionnaires for evaluation of specific sexual dysfunctions. Additionally, both tables include quality of life measures and sexuality measures that can be employed with specific populations.

PROs are valuable tools in the assessment of sexual function in both research and clinical settings. They serve as a useful adjunct to identify and detect treatment benefits and quality of life concerns in individuals with sexual problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South FloridaWest Palm BeachUSA

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