Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Global Assessment Question (GAQ)

Description: A measure of perceived improvements in erectile function and sexual ability [1].

Format: 2 items asking about improvements in erectile function and ability to engage in sexual activity.

Scoring: Categorical data can be obtained from this measure.

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. Less than 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

QoL Concept: The questionnaire measures overall/general well-being, which corresponds to Box C (achievements; health-related QoL) and Box E (Subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public Domain; The GAQ can be obtained from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK38717.

References:

  1. Giuliano F, Sanchez-Ramos A, Lochner-Ernst D, Del Popolo G, Cruz N, Leriche A, Lombardi G, Reichert S, Dalh P, Elion-Mboussa A, Casariego J. Efficacy and safety of Tadalafil in men with erectile dysfunction following spinal cord injury. Arch Neurol 2007;64:1584-1592.

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