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Development and Initial Validation of the Female Assessment of Male Erectile Dysfunction Detection Scale (Fame): Report of a Pilot Study

Development and Initial Validation of the Female Assessment of Male Erectile Dysfunction Detection Scale (Fame): Report of a Pilot Study

Concurrent validity analysis was carried out with Spearman’s rho between FAME and clinical diagnosis, SHIM scores, and erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-EF), in a group of 83 couples. Reliability was tested with Cronbach’s alpha, and sensitivity and specificity were checked against clinical diagnosis.

Qualitative analysis yielded 44 clues. Following item construction, 23 items were selected. Of these, 21 items demonstrated statistical significance as the best discriminating items using a t-test for independent samples. A final scale of 6 items was then tested for validity and reliability. FAME correlated significantly with clinical diagnosis (0.743, p<0.001), SHIM score (0.829, p<0.001), and IIEF-EF domain (0.684, p<0.001). Cronbach’s alpha was 0.941. Sensitivity was 97.3% and specificity was 68.9%, compared with SHIM’s values of 100.0% and 55.6%.

Accurate detection of ED in males by the woman partner is possible. In this study, FAME (completed by the woman) had higher specificity than the SHIM (completed by the man), and demonstrated validity, reliability and sensitivity in this population. Further research is needed to assess the validity of this tool in other populations.

Speakers: Neil and Dwain
Conference: WAS Sydney 2007
Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2007

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