Journal article

Modeling response rates in surveys of female sexual difficulty and dysfunction

Richard D Hayes, Catherine Bennett, Lorraine Dennerstein, Lyle Gurrin, Christopher Fairley

JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Studies that address sensitive topics, such as female sexual difficulty and dysfunction, often achieve poor response rates that can bias results. Factors that affect response rates to studies in this area are not well characterized. AIM: To model the response rate in studies investigating the prevalence of female sexual difficulty and dysfunction. Methods. Databases were searched for English-language, prevalence studies using the search terms: sexual difficulties/dysfunction, woman/women/female, prevalence, and cross-sectional. Studies that did not report response rates or were clinic-based were excluded. A multiple linear regression model was constructed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES..

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