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Table 3 FSDS-DAO and FSDS-R item and total score analysis: CFA at visits 1 and 12

From: Psychometric validation of the Female Sexual Distress Scale-Desire/Arousal/Orgasm

FSDS-DAO/FSDS-R item Visit 1 factor loadings Visit 12 factor loadings
FSDS-DAO FSDS-R FSDS-DAO FSDS-R
1. Distressed about sex 0.766 0.775 0.883 0.886
2. Unhappy about sex relationship 0.759 0.798 0.922 0.924
3. Feel guilty regarding sexual difficulties 0.686 0.693 0.876 0.880
4. Frustrated by sexual problems 0.767 0.765 0.934 0.932
5. Stressed about sex 0.774 0.783 0.935 0.937
6. Inferior due to sexual problems 0.803 0.808 0.898 0.902
7. Worried about sex 0.785 0.781 0.909 0.912
8. Felt sexually inadequate 0.813 0.813 0.924 0.926
9. Regrets about sexual functioning 0.794 0.785 0.896 0.898
10. Embarrassed about sexual problems 0.679 0.683 0.870 0.875
11. Dissatisfied with sex life 0.737 0.725 0.908 0.907
12. Angry about sex life 0.606 0.613 0.760 0.763
13. Bothered by low desire 0.671 0.649 0.896 0.875
14. Concerned by arousal difficulties 0.636 N/A 0.877 N/A
15. Frustrated by orgasm 0.474 N/A 0.716 N/A
Confirmatory fit index 0.929 0.943 0.981 0.985
RMSEA
Estimate 0.142 0.144 0.140 0.146
90% CI 0.132–0.152 0.132–0.156 0.130–0.151 0.134–0.158
WRMR 1.704 1.597 1.511 1.451
  1. CFA = confirmatory factor analysis; CI = confidence interval; FSDS-DAO = Female Sexual Distress Scale-Desire/Arousal/Orgasm; N/A = not applicable; RMSEA = root mean square error of approximation; WRMR, = weighted root mean square residual