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Table 5 SEXSAT scoring algorithm, number of items and descriptive statistics by dimension

From: Development and validation of a sexual relations satisfaction scale in patients with breast cancer — “SEXSAT-Q”

Dimension Shorthand items Scoring Algorithm Mean SD
Satisfaction with sexual relations SR 3 SR = (X1 + X10 + X14) × 8.33 56.6 23.7
Loss of sex drive SDr 3 SDr = 100 – (X11 + X12 + X13) × 8.33 51.1 34.4
Body image BI 3 BI = 100 – (X7 + X8 + X9) × 8.33 76.8 27.3
Psychological coping PCo 3 PCo = 100 – (X2 + X3 + X6) × 8.33 59.4 26.7
Discomfort during intercourse DI 2 DI = 100 – (X4 + X5) × 12.5 66.5 30.2
Reconstruction RE 3 RE = (X15 + X16 + X17) × 8.33 53.7 29.0
Full scale TOT 17 TOT = (SR + SDr + BI + PCo + DI + RE) / 6 59.0 21.5
Full scale without reconstruction TOT2 14 TOT2 = (SR + SDr + BI + PCo + DI) / 5 62.0 20.0
  1. Note: The higher the score, the higher the quality of life. SD standard deviation