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The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS)

The GRISS is a 28-item questionnaire for the assessment of sexual dysfunction in heterosexual couples.

The GRISS is used by relationship counsellors and clinics to identify and monitor sexual problems. It is also used in research.

If you would like to try the GRISS please contact the Psychometrics Centre here.

GRISS Publications

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1986) The GRISS: A Psychometric Instrument for the Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 15(2), 157-165.

Rust, J., Golombok, S. and Collier, J. (1988)  Marital problems and sexual dysfunction: How are they related? British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 629-631.

Golombok, S. and Rust, J. (1988) Diagnosis of sexual dysfunction: Relationships between DSM III(R) and the GRISSSexual and Marital Therapy, 3(1), 119-124.

N'Dagua, D., Rust, J., Golombok, S. and Fenwick, P. (1986)  Relationship problems in women with temporal lobe epilepsySexual and Marital Therapy, 1(2), 175-177.

Rust, J. and Golombok, S. (1985) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS). British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 24(1), 63-64.

Bennun, I., Rust, J. and Golombok, S. (1985) The effects of marital therapy on sexual satisfaction. Scandinavian Journal of Behaviour Therapy, 14(2), 65-72.

Golombok, S., Rust, J. and Pickard, C. (1984)  Sexual problems encountered in general practice. British Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 171-175.

The GRISS is is a companion questionnaire to the Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS) which assesses non-sexual aspects of the relationship between a couple.