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Sexual Health Inventory for Men

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termSHIM, International Index of Erectile Function-5, IIEF-5
METeOR identifier:Help on this term598116
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
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A widely used 5 item scale for screening and diagnosis of erectile dysfunction (ED) and severity of ED in clinical practice and research. 

The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) was developed as an abridged version of the 15 item International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). Evaluations of the SHIM have indicated high sensitivity and specificity, moderate-to-high correlations with a single-item self-assessment of ED severity, and significant correlations with improvement in erectile dysfunction and treatment satisfaction for both patient and partner.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Cappelleri JC, Rosen RC (2005). The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM): a 5-Year Review of Research and Clinical Experience. International Journal of Impotence Research 17(4): 307-319.

Rosen RC, Cappelleri JC, Smith MD, Lipsky J, Peña BM (1999). Development and evaluation of an abridged, 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) as a diagnostic tool for erectile dysfunction. International Journal of Impotence Research 11: 319−326.

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