Preliminary report on the development and validation of the sexual symptom assessment scale

Nancy C. Raymond, Martin D. Lloyd, Michael H. Miner, Suck Won Kim

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Abstract

In order to measure the severity of symptoms of Compulsive Sexual Behavior (CSB) the Sexual Symptom Assessment Scale (S-SAS) was developed. The S-SAS is a 12-item, self-rated scale, with each item scored 0-8; higher scores indicate more severe symptoms. [symptomatology-the study of symptoms] The S-SAS was found to have good test-retest reliability. It also demonstrated good convergent and divergent validity in that it showed a strong correlation with the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory, a measure of the CSB traits, and with clinician ratings of CSB symptoms. In contrast, the S-SAS did not display a significant correlation with ratings of overall psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-129
Number of pages11
JournalSexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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