The Israeli sexual behavior inventory (ISBI): Scale construction and preliminary validation

Shlomo Kravetz, Yaacov Drory, Ami Snaked

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This study describes the construction and preliminary validation of the Israeli Sexual Behavior Inventory (ISBI). The ISBI was primarily designed to assess the impact of sexual problems, chronic illness and disability on sexual functioning and experience. Scales were designed to measure three areas of healthy sexual functioning and three areas of sexual dysfunction for both males and females. To provide normative data to which clinical samples can be compared, a large randomly selected sample from an adult male and female population was used for scale construction and preliminary validation. Scale reliabilities, intercorrelations between the ISBI scales, comparisons between the above sample and a clinical sample provide evidence of the ISBI's reliability and validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
JournalSexuality and Disability
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


  • Healthy sexual functioning
  • Sexual behavior inventory
  • Sexual dysfunction


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