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|Deen Mohd Dar. Validation and Psychometric Properties of Deenz Gender Dysphoria Scale (DGDS-25): A Comprehensive Assessment Tool for Gender Dysphoria Tendencies. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.22541/au.170870547.77564839/v1
Deenz Gender Dysphoria Scale (DGDS-25) is preliminary instrument for measuring tendencies towards Gender Dysphoria in general population. This tool is not designed to make self-diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria. Participation in this quiz is completely anonymous, and the results provided are solely meant for educational purposes. We do not store or use them for research purposes.
The term gender identity disorder was replaced by gender dysphoria in the fifth edition (DSM-5) published by the American Psychiatric Association. Gender dysphoria is the experience of distress that is caused by emotional or psychological gender identity that does not align with the sex assigned a birth. Gender dysphoria can significantly impact various aspects of life.  Atkinson, Sean R., and Darren Russell. “Gender dysphoria.” Australian family physician 44.11 (2015): 792-796.Individuals experiencing gender dysphoria may encounter emotional, social, and interpersonal relationship challenges, profoundly affecting their mental and overall well-being.
Deenz Gender Dysphoria Scale (DGDS-25) is used to access dissatisfaction with gender identity, expressions and distress. It also evaluates your behavior for measuring the impact of distress and discomfort on various domains of life.
Deenz Geschlechtsdysphorie-Skala (DGDS-26)
Over the years, there was a lot of debate and criticism, which led to a change in the classifications, perspectives, and understanding of gender related distress and discomforts. Due to the lack of awareness, people who are experiencing distress and discomfort due to aligned gender identities do not seek professional help.  Steensma, T. D., Biemond, R., & Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2011). Desisting and persisting gender dysphoria after childhood: A qualitative follow-up study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Die anfängliche Entwicklung der Skala wurde durch laufende Forschungen beeinflusst und verlagerte den Schwerpunkt von der Störung der Geschlechtsidentität hin zu einem differenzierteren Verständnis geschlechtsbedingter Belastung und Wohlbefinden.  Cohen-Kettenis, P.T., Pfäfflin, F. The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents and Adults. Arch Sex Behav 39, 499–513 (2010).
The scale items was generated by utilizing the lecture reviews and by consulting DSM-iv criteria for making the diagnosis. The initial development was based on the 54 items and by piloting testing phase the scale items where reduced to 25. Conducting a case study on validation of the scale was not possible currently because conducting the study in general population does not serve the purpose of the scale. The effective case study will require a large group of people who might have already experienced the symptoms related to gender related distress in social and interpersonal relationships. The results of pilot testing suggests promising results of internal consistency and reliability of the scale. Further research should focus on the validation of the scale on large group of people from various gender identities and cultural backgrounds.