Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Brief Sexual Function Inventory (BSFI)

Description: A measure of sexual function in males [1].

Format: 11 items that cover 5 aspects of sexual functioning: sexual drive, erection, ejaculation, perception of problems with sexual function in each of these areas, and overall satisfaction.

Scoring: Each item is rated on a 5-point scale with individualized anchor point descriptors.

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered. Approximately 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English, Spanish.

QoL Construct: The BSFI is a Health-Related Quality of Life (QoL) measure of sexual functioning, which corresponds to Boxes C (achievements; health-related QoL) and E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public Domain; The BSFI can be obtained from the Male Fertility and Sexual Medicine Specialists website at: http://www.malefertility.md

References:

  1. O'Leary MP, Fowler FJ, Lenderking WR, Barber B, Sagnier PP, Guess HA, Barry MJ. A brief male sexual function inventory for urology. Urology 1995;46:697-706.

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