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Capstone Project (On-Campus Access Only)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Richard A. Rutt, PhD, PT
Clinical Bottom Line: This study successfully developed a 19-item questionnaire (FSFI), which was found to be psychometrically sound through construct validity and test reliability. The FSFI is a multi-factorial questionnaire, which is an important element of female sexual function. A strong element of the FSFI is that it is a short questionnaire, easy and cost effective to administer, and is able to distinguish between a healthy control group and women with Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD). In order to further strengthen the FSFI, additional studies need to be done to validate it in additional populations.
Mechling, Michele and Wolfe, Stephanie, "Validation of the Female Sexual Function Index" (2006). School of Physical Therapy. 75.