Brief Index of Sexual Functioning for Women (BISF-W)

Rosen RC


Basic description

  • Published in 1994

Rosen RC

Instrument copyrighted by Raymond Rosen
To assess current levels of female sexual functioning and satisfaction
Therapeutic area
  • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
  • Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
3 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Mazer NA, Leiblum SR, Rosen RC. The brief index of sexual functioning for women (BISF-W): a new scoring algorithm and comparison of normative and surgically menopausal populations. Menopause. 2000 Sep-Oct;7(5):350-63 (PubMed Abstract)

Taylor JF, Rosen RC, Leiblum SR. Self-report assessment of female sexual function: psychometric evaluation of the brief index of sexual functioning for women. Archives of Sexual Behavior 1994; 23(6):627-643 (PubMed Abstract)

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