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Aging Male Symptoms (AMS) Self-Assessment

This Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) questionnaire is a modified version adapted from Lunenfeld B, Gooren L, eds. Textbook of Mens' Health. London: Parthenon Publishing, 2002:34.

The AMS questionnaire is a 17 question self-rating symptom-based questionnaire with three key domains of assessment - mind (5 questions), body (7 questions) and sexual (5 questions). Responses to each question are assigned a rating 1-5 (none to extremely severe) and the total sum of all subscales provides a total score. Scores can range from a total low of 17 to a maximum of 85, with a complaint score measuring greater than 50 considered severe. The AMS questionnaire is well suited to assist in both the diagnosis of testosterone deficiency and for the monitoring of treatment in patients using testosterone replacement therapy.

Which of the following symptoms apply to you at this time?
Please mark the appropriate box for each symptom.
For symptoms that do not apply, please select "None".

Symptoms None Mild Moderate Severe Extremely Severe
Decline in your feeling of general well-being
(general state of health, subjective feeling)
Joint pain and muscular ache
(lower back pain, joint pain, pain in a limb, general back ache)
Excessive sweating
(unexpected/sudden episodes of sweating, hot flushes independent of strain)
Sleep problems
(difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through, waking up early and feeling tired, poor sleep, sleeplessness)
Increased need for sleep, often feeling tired
(feeling aggressive, easily upset about little things, moody)
(inner tension, restlessness, feeling fidgety)

(feeling panicky)

Physical exhaustion/lacking vitality
(general decrease in performance, reduced activity, lacking interest in leisure activities, feeling of getting less done, of achieving less, of having to force oneself to undertake activities)
Decrease in muscular strength
(feeling of weakness)
Depressive mood
(feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings, feeling nothing is of any use)
Feeling that you have passed your peak
Feeling burnt out, having hit rock-bottom
Decrease in beard growth
Decrease in ability/frequency to perform sexually
Decrease in the number of morning erections
Decrease in sexual desire/libido
(lacking pleasure in sex, lacking desire for sexual intercourse)

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