jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015

FSFI: El cuestionario de Addyi...

The questionnaire that helped push Addyi over the finish line is called the Female Sexual Function Index, a 19-question form used to measure women’s sexual problems, including issues with pain, orgasm, arousal and desire. Only two questions specifically address desire, asking women to rank the level and frequency of their libido in the last month. 

Drugmakers Bayer and Zonagen paid for the development of the questionnaire in 2000, when the companies were exploring drugs for female sexual disorders. The companies hired a panel of medical experts to design the form, which was intended to help doctors define and diagnose sexual disorders. 

While it might seem odd to diagnose a medical condition based on self-reported questions, researchers say it’s the only way. (Más)

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