- The Sexual Behaviour Scale measures the sexual expressions used by couples.
- Items cover touching, kissing, stimulation of genital and other erogenous zones, and sexual intercourse.
Body Functions ▶ Functions of the Reproductive System
Number of Items
Items are summed resulting in a composite score that ranges from a maximum value of 49 to a minimum value of 7.
No formal training required. However, knowledge of sexuality is beneficial.
# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 3
MCID: not established in SCI
SEM: not established in SCI
MDC: not established in SCI
- Low: Persons with SCI score significantly lower on SB scale than control group (P<0.001)
SCI: r = 0.85
Control: r = 0.68
(Kreuter et al 1996)
- High Internal Consistency:
Cronbach’s α = 0.96
(Kreuter et al. 1994a)
No values were reported for the responsiveness of the SBS for the SCI population.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the SBS for the SCI population.
Date Last Updated
4 July 2019
Kreuter M, Sullivan M, Siösteen. Sexual Adjustment and Quality of Relationships in Spinal Paraplegia: A Controlled Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1996;77:541-548