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McDonagh, L.K., Stewart, I., Morrison, M.A. & Morrison, T.G.
2016
August
Archives Of Sexual Behavior
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Gay Male Sexual Difficulties Scale
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Sexual dysfunction Gay men Sexuality Psychometrics Sexual behavior EXPLORATORY FACTOR-ANALYSIS QUALITY-OF-LIFE DEPRESSION SCALE HOSPITAL ANXIETY METHODOLOGICAL CRITIQUE PSYCHOLOGICAL-RESEARCH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION PARALLEL ANALYSIS HOMOSEXUAL-MEN PREVALENCE
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Sexual difficulties (i.e., disturbances in normal sexual responding) have the potential to significantly and negatively affect men's social and psychological well-being. However, a review of published measurement tools indicates that most have limited applicability to gay men, and none offer a nuanced understanding of sexual difficulties, as experienced by members of this population. To address this omission, the Gay Male Sexual Difficulties Scale( GMSDS) was developed using a sequential mixed-methods approach. The 25-item GMSDS uses a 6-point frequency Likert-type response format and examines: difficulties with receptive and insertive anal intercourse (5 items each); erectile difficulties (4 items); foreskin difficulties (4 items); body embarrassment (4 items); and seminal fluid concerns (3 items). The measure's scale score dimensionality, assessed using both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, as well as scale score reliability and validity (e.g., known-groups and convergent) was tested and deemed to be satisfactory. Limitations of the current series of studies and directions for future research are discussed.
10.1007/s10508-015-0664-4
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