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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships

Purpose : Measure of relationship intimacy.

Admin time :  15 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : Self


Content : A 36-item measure of relationship intimacy, encompassing five different factors and one “faking” scale.

The five factors are:

(1) Emotional Intimacy – feeling closeness, ability to share feelings, and be supported without defensiveness.

(2) Social Intimacy – having common friends and social network.

(3) Sexual Intimacy – sharing affection, touching, physical and sexual closeness.

(4) Intellectual Intimacy – sharing ideas and experiences about life and work.

(5) Recreational Intimacy – sharing of experiences, common pastimes and involvement in activities.

Respondents answer each item on a 5-point scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree).


Author : Schaefer, M. T., 1981

Copyright : Free to use with author acknowledgement


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This Tool is used in Sexuality and Imtimacy Assessment

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The Sexuality and Intimacy Assessment is one of 8 domains of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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