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J Sex Marital Ther. 2000 Jan-Mar;26(1):25-40.

The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX): reliability and validity.

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Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson 85724, USA.


Although sexual dysfunction is common in psychiatric patients, quantification of sexual dysfunction is limited by the paucity of validated, user-friendly scales. In order to address this problem, the authors have developed the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX), a five-item rating scale that quantifies sex drive, arousal, vaginal lubrication/penile erection, ability to reach orgasm, and satisfaction from orgasm. Possible total scores range from 5 to 30, with the higher scores indicating more sexual dysfunction. This study assesses the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity of the ASEX.

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