Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

International Index of Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5)

Description: An abridged 5-item version of the 15-item International Index of Erectile Function, which is a condition measure of erectile functioning [1].

Format: 5 items.

Scoring: Each IIEF-5 item is scored on a 5-point ordinal scale, with lower values representing poorer sexual function. Possible scores for the IIEF-5 range from 5 to 25. In addition, erectile dysfunction (ED) severity can be classified into the following 5 categories based on IIEF-5 scores: severe (scores 5-7), moderate (scores 8-11), mild to moderate (scores 12-16), mild (scores 17-21), and no ED (scores 22-25).

Administration and Burden: Self-administered.

Psychometrics for SCI:Not available.

Languages: English, German, Hungarian, French, Polish.

QoL Concept: This is a measure of erectile functioning, which corresponds to Boxes B (societal standards and priorities) and C (HrQoL, achievements) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; Details about obtaining the IIEF-5 can be obtained at the Patient-Reported Quality of Life Instruments Database at: http://www.proqolid.org/instruments/international_index_of_erectile_function_iief_iief_5

References:

  1. Rosen RC, Cappelleri JC, Smith MD, Lipsky J, Peña BM. Development and evaluation of an abridged, 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) as a diagnostic tool for erectile dysfunction. Int J Impot Res. 1999 Dec;11(6):319-26

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