Validation of the Sexual Distress Scale – Short Form (SDS-SF)


This study aims to increase the usability of a newly formed questionnaire, the 5-item Sexual Distress Scale - Short Form, by validating its use in a sample of people with and without sexual concerns. We also hope to identify an accurate clinical cut-off score to be used by sexual health clinicians and researchers. In order to do this, we need to collect data from people who identify themselves as having healthy sexual function, to compare it to information we already have from people who report having sexual concerns.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

Those eligible to participate are:
English readers
Age 18 or over
People who identify as having good sexual function

Exclusion criteria:

Those ineligible to participate are:
People who consider themselves to have sexual difficulty
People under the age of 18


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Research Coordinator: Carly Sears

Principal investigator:

Lauren Walker

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