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Sexual Health > Male Sexual Dysfunction

Please note that some measures are designed to be used for clinical research for outcome
assessment and some measures are designed to be used as a screening tool.

Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)

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Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)

Description and Context of Use
The SHIM diagnoses the presence and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED).
Population age range
Male adults (18+)
Number of items
5
Recall Period
Over the past 6 months
Response Scales
5- and 6-point Likert scale
Administration Mode
Self-administered; Paper and pen
Administration Time
Less than 5 minutes
References
Cappelleri JC, Siegel RL, Glasser DB, Osterloh IH, Rosen RC. Relationship between patient self-assessment of erectile dysfunction and the sexual health inventory for men. Clin Ther. 2001 Oct;23(10):1707-19.

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 Impotence Res 1999;11:319-326.
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