Factor Structure, Reliability, and Validity of the Malay version of the Sexual Desire Inventory-2 (SDI-2-BM) in a Sample of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Healthy Individuals

Anne Yee, Ong Teng Aik, Yeoh Wei Sien, Ahmad Hatim Bin Sulaiman, Ng Chong Guan, Tan Kit-Aun


Objective: We examined the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Malay version of the Sexual Desire Inventory-2 (SDI-2-BM) in a sample of 72 lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) patients and 70 healthy individuals.

Methods: All participants completed the SDI-2-BM and the Malay version of International Index of Erectile Function 15 (Mal-IIEF-15).

Results: We reported a two-factor model for the SDI-2-BM in the present sample: Dyadic Sexual Desire (alpha = .93) and Solitary Sexual Desire (alpha = .88) for the SDI-2-BM. Significant correlations between the SDI-2-BM and IIEF-BM Sexual Desire subscale scores were obtained, lending support for concurrent validity. Normal healthy men had significantly reported higher SDI-2-BM scores as compared to individuals with BPH. Evidence of discriminant validity for the SDI-2-BM was established.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the SDI-2-BM can be used as a reliable and valid tool in assessing sexual desire among men in local outpatient setting.

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Sexual Desire Inventory-2; Sexual Desire; International Index of Erectile Function; Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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