ADAM questionnaire

The Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (ADAM) questionnaire is a fast way to find out if a patient has symptoms or signs that may be related to low testosterone. Simply ask the patient which of the listed symptoms and/or signs below that he has been experiencing, and then click the 'submit' button to view the results.

If results show that the patient has symptoms and/or signs of low testosterone, according to clinical guidelines2-8, this patient should have testosterone levels checked by blood test. The combination of symptoms and/or sign and a low testosterone level (total or free testosterone) constitutes the diagnosis of hypogonadism.2-8

Note that a positive result on the ADAM questionnaire does not necessarily mean that a patient has testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism), which requires the presence of both symptoms and/or signs and a low testosterone level.

This tool is also available on the patient site to be filled and printed when seeing the doctor.

 

The ADAM questionnaire is also available as a PDF download below

References

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  • Hackett G, Kirby M, Edwards D, et al. British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice. The journal of sexual medicine. Dec 2017;14(12):1504-1523. Return to content
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