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Table 1 Internal consistency coefficients (α) for the AMS scale across countries: total score and scores for the psychological, somatic, and sexual sub-scale. Community samples.

From: The Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scale: review of its methodological characteristics

  EUROPE ASIA
  Overall Germany UK Rest Europe* Overall Thailand Korea
   1996 1997 2003 2000 2002   2002 2002
N 5809 116 958 4633 96 118 45 20 25
Total score 0.90 0.88 0.86 0.90 0.90 0.88 0.92 0.79 0.94
Psychological score 0.83 0.82 0.76 0.83 0.84 0.76 0.87 0.58 0.89
Somatic score 0.82 0.84 0.79 0.82 0.85 0.77 0.83 0.70 0.87
Sexual score 0.81 0.80 0.72 0.81 0.80 0.80 0.77 0.62 0.76
  1. * France, Spain,, Portugal, Italy, Sweden (about n = 20 each)