Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS)

Derogatis LR


Basic description

  • Published in 2002
  • The Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS-R) and the Female Sexual Distress Scale - Desire / Arousal / Orgasm (FSDS-DAO) were also developed 

Derogatis LR

© 2000 by American Foundation for Urological Disease Inc.
To measure sexually-related personal distress in women
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication

Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological

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

Derogatis L, Clayton A, Lewis-D'Agostino D. Validation of the female sexual distress scale-revised for assessing distress in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. J Sex Med. 2008 Feb;5(2):357-64 (PubMed Abstract)

Derogatis LR, Rosen R, Leiblum S. The Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS): initial validation of a standardized scale for assessment of sexually related personal distress in women. J Sex Marital Ther. 2002 Jul-Sep;28(4):317-30 (PubMed Abstract)

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