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Take the SHIM Score Self-Assessment Quiz

SEXUAL HEALTH INVENTORY FOR MEN (SHIM) SCORE

The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) Questionnaire is a validated questionnaire that is widely used in urology clinics to evaluate and assess treatment efficacy for erectile dysfunction (ED). 


Over the past six months . . .

1) How do you rate your confidence that you could get and keep an erection? 
1. Very low
2. Low
3. Moderate
4. High
5. Very high



2) When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were your erections firm enough for
penetration?
1. No sexual activity
2. Almost never or never
3. A few times (much less than half the time)
4. Sometimes (about half the time)
5. Most times (much more than half the time)
6. Almost always or always



3) During sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after penetration?

1. Did not attempt intercourse
2. Almost never or never
3. A few times (much less than half the time)
4. Sometimes (about half the time)
5. Most times (much more than half the time)
6. Almost always or always



4) During sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of
intercourse?
1. Did not attempt intercourse
2. Extremely difficult
3. Very difficult
4. Difficult
5. Slightly difficult
6. Not difficult



5) When you attempted sexual intercourse, how often was it satisfactory for you?

1. Did not attempt intercourse
2. Almost never or never
3. A few times (much less than half the time)
4. Sometimes (about half the time)
5. Most times (much more than half the time)
6. Almost always or always

Add Your Total:

SHIM Scores 
You may have…

1-7

Severe ED

8-11

Moderate ED

12-16

Mild to Moderate ED

17-21

Mild ED

22-25

No signs of ED