• 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.

ICF Domain

Body Functions ▶ Functions of the Reproductive System

Number of Items

7 items

Equipment

None

Scoring

Items are summed resulting in a composite score that ranges from a maximum value of 49 to a minimum value of 7.

Training

No formal training required. However, knowledge of sexuality is beneficial.

Availability

Currently unavailable.

# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 3

Interpretability

MCID: not established in SCI
SEM: not established in SCI
MDC: not established in SCI

Validity

  • 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)

Reliability

  • High Internal Consistency:
    Cronbach’s α = 0.96

(Kreuter et al. 1994a)

Responsiveness

No values were reported for the responsiveness of the SBS for the SCI population.

Floor/Ceiling Effect

No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the SBS for the SCI population.

Reviewers

Joanne Chi

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
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8831469/

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