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Table 3 Germany: Internal structure of the AMS over time. Comparison of community samples with a sample of males with dysfunctions requiring treatment. Factor loadings only depicted if 0.5 or more in the sub-scales: psychological (psych), somatic (somat), and sexual sub-scale (sex).

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

   COMMUNITY SAMPLES SAMPLE WITH DYSFUNCTION
  Year 1996 1997 2003 2002
  N 116 958 4633 943
  Item Nr. Psych Somat Sex Psych Somat Sex Psych Somat Sex Psych Somat Sex
Burned out 13 0.8    0.6    0.7    0.7   
Depressive, more 11 0.8    0.6    0.8    0.8   
Irritability, increased 6 0.7    0.5    0.6    0.8   
Anxious, more 8 0.7    0.7    0.7    0.8   
Nervousness, more 7 0.6    0.6    0.7    0.8   
Joint complaints, more 2   0.8    0.7    0.8    0.8  
Sweating, increased 3   0.7    0.5    0.5    0.7  
Sleep, need for more 5   0.6    0.6    0.6    0.6  
Well-being, impaired 1   0.6    0.7    0.7    0.6  
Sleep disturbances, more 4   0.6    0.6    0.5    0.6  
Muscular weakness 10   0.5    0.5    0.6    0.5  
Physical exhaustion 9   0.5    0.7    0.6    0.5  
Sexual potency, impaired 15    0.9    0.8    0.9    0.9
Morning erections, less 16    0.9    0.8    0.9    0.9
Libido, disturbed 17    0.8    0.8    0.9    0.8
Passed peak 12    0.6     0.5    0.5   
Decrease of beard growth 14    0.2   0.6