Lor adolescents and adults (gidyq-aa) the assessment of gender dysphoria: the italian version of the gender identity/gender dysphoria questionnaire for adolescents and adults (gidyq-aa)

Author/s Antonio Prunas, Mattia Mognetti, Diamante Hartmann, Maurizio Bini
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 35-51 File size 582 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSC2013-001003
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The present study aims at exploring the psychometric properties of the GIDYQ-AA, a questionnaire to measure Gender dysphoria. We assessed its factorial structure, the presence of differences in relation to sexual orientation and Gen- der dysphoria, and the relationship with criterion measures including general functioning and identity integration. Methods: the sample is composed of 207 volunteers (84 males, 123 females) and patients admitted to a unit specialized in Gender identity disorder. All participants completed the GIDYQ-AA and a set of questionnaires to assess relevant criterion measures. Results: the GIDYQ-AA, showed a single factor structure; the GIDYQ-AA score allowed to discriminate the non clinical group according to sexual orientation and the control group from the clinical sample. Associations emerged with all criterion measures. Conclusions: results support the adoption of the GIDYQ-AA as a screening instrument for the assessment of Gender dysphoria.

Keywords: Gender dysphoria, assessment, Gender identity disorder, Transsexualism, evaluation, screening.

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