Turkish validity and reliability of the sexual complaints screener for men

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Gündüz A., Sertçelik S., Gündoğmuş İ., Zengin Eroğlu M., Kumru Bayazit R., Gönül H., ...More

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol.29, no.4, pp.597-602, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24750573.2018.1505421
  • Journal Name: Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-602
  • Keywords: Male sexual dysfuntions, reliability, self report, sexual problems, validity
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reliability parameters of the Turkish version of the Sexual Complaints Screener for Men (SCS-M) which is a promising brief measure to assess sexual problems in daily practice. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted online. Data was collected through an online validated and content specific questionnaire via self-reporting. In total, 230 male participants between the ages of 18 and 25 submitted the questionnaire. SCS-M was translated into Turkish and applied with the International Index of Erectile Function, the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). The p-value was evaluated statistically significant at p < 0.05. RESULTS: The average age of participants was 21.89 ± 2.08. The Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient of the scale was 0.818. Correlation analysis between SCS-M, IIEF and IIEF sub-scales were statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Turkish version of the SCS-M presented good psychometric parameters. SCS-M is a valid and reliable measure for the screening and evaluation of sexual complaints. It was additionally identified as a valuable contributor to the short measures in assessing male sexual problems in research and clinical practice.