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Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) score

International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5)


Background Info                     :   [Total score + assessment provided].
The purpose of this tool is to automate the scoring of 'The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) (also known as the SHIM Questionnaire)'. This program will determine the total score from the corresponding questions below and provide an assessment of erectile function.   Sexual health which is defined as the state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality, is an important contributor to in an individual's well-being.   Fortunately, several treatment options are available to address erectile dysfunction (ED).  A total score below 21 indicates at least some degree of ED.

A final summary will be provided after the form is submitted:
1. Baseline ED severity (none or mild, moderate, severe)
2. Confidence in getting and maintaining erection

Note: This tool can also be used to assess the effectiveness of a particular treatment option and whether or not additional interventions are required.  It is intended to complement the physical examination and patient history as a means to detect ED.
Instructions:  Review each question and select the response that best describes your own situation OVER THE PAST 6 MONTHS:
1. How do you rate your confidence that you could get and keep an erection?

Very low
Low
Moderate
High
Very high
2. When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were your erections hard enough for penetration?

Almost never/never
A few times (much less than half the time)
Sometimes (about half the time)
Most times (much more than half the time)
Almost always/always
3. During sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after you had penetrated (entered) your partner?

Almost never/never
A few times (much less than half the time)
Sometimes (about half the time)
Most times (much more than half the time)
Almost always/always
4. During sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of intercourse?

Extremely difficult
Very difficult
Difficult
Slightly difficult
Not difficult
5. When you attempted sexual intercourse, how often was it satisfactory for you?

Almost never/never
A few times (much less than half the time)
Sometimes (about half the time)
Most times (much more than half the time)
Almost always/always

References

  1. Rosen RC, Cappelleri JC, Smith MD, et al. 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 Impot Res. 1999 Dec;11(6):319-26.

  2. Tsertsvadze A, Yazdi F, Fink HA, et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 171. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2009 May.

Disclaimer

All calculations must be confirmed before use. The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgment. Neither GlobalRPh Inc. nor any other party involved in the preparation of this program shall be liable for any special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting in whole or part from any user's use of or reliance upon this material. PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE DISCLAIMER.   Read the disclaimer
 
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