The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX): Reliability and validity

Cynthia A. Mcgahuey, Alan J. Gelenberg, Cindi A. Laukes, Francisco Moreno, Pedro L. Delgado, Kathy M. Mcknight, Rachel Manber

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Abstract

Although sexual dysfunction is common in psychiatric patients, quantification of sexual dysfunction is limited by the paucity of validated, user-friendly scales. In order to address this problem, the authors have developed the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX), a five-item rating scale that quantifies sex drive, arousal, vaginal lubrication/penile erection, ability to reach orgasm, and satisfaction from orgasm. Possible total scores range from 5 to 30, with the higher scores indicating more sexual dysfunction. This study assesses the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity of the ASEX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-40
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000

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Orgasm
Reproducibility of Results
Penile Erection
Lubrication
Aptitude
rating scale
Arousal
quantification
Psychiatry
experience
ability
Drive

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Mcgahuey, C. A., Gelenberg, A. J., Laukes, C. A., Moreno, F., Delgado, P. L., Mcknight, K. M., & Manber, R. (2000). The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX): Reliability and validity. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 26(1), 25-40.

The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX) : Reliability and validity. / Mcgahuey, Cynthia A.; Gelenberg, Alan J.; Laukes, Cindi A.; Moreno, Francisco; Delgado, Pedro L.; Mcknight, Kathy M.; Manber, Rachel.

In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.2000, p. 25-40.

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Mcgahuey, CA, Gelenberg, AJ, Laukes, CA, Moreno, F, Delgado, PL, Mcknight, KM & Manber, R 2000, 'The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX): Reliability and validity', Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 25-40.
Mcgahuey CA, Gelenberg AJ, Laukes CA, Moreno F, Delgado PL, Mcknight KM et al. The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX): Reliability and validity. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 2000 Jan;26(1):25-40.
Mcgahuey, Cynthia A. ; Gelenberg, Alan J. ; Laukes, Cindi A. ; Moreno, Francisco ; Delgado, Pedro L. ; Mcknight, Kathy M. ; Manber, Rachel. / The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX) : Reliability and validity. In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 2000 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 25-40.
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