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The gender identity/gender dysphoria questionnaire for adolescents and adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18321016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study reports on the construction of a dimensional measure of gender identity (gender dysphoria) for adolescents and adults. The 27-item gender identity/gender dysphoria questionnaire for adolescents and adults (GIDYQ-AA) was administered to 389 university students (heterosexual and nonheterosexual) and 73 clinic-referred patients with gender identity disorder. Principal axis factor analysis indicated that a one-factor solution, accounting for 61.3% of the total variance, best fits the data. Factor loadings were all >or= .30 (median, .82; range, .34-.96). A mean total score (Cronbach's alpha, .97) was computed, which showed strong evidence for discriminant validity in that the gender identity patients had significantly more gender dysphoria than both the heterosexual and nonheterosexual university students. Using a cut-point of 3.00, we found the sensitivity was 90.4% for the gender identity patients and specificity was 99.7% for the controls. The utility of the GIDYQ-AA is discussed.
Joseph J Deogracias; Laurel L Johnson; Heino F L Meyer-Bahlburg; Suzanne J Kessler; Justine M Schober; Kenneth J Zucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sex research     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0022-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sex Res     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-06     Completed Date:  2008-03-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0062647     Medline TA:  J Sex Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Development*
Discriminant Analysis
Gender Identity*
Reproducibility of Results
Sexuality* / psychology
Transvestism / psychology

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