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Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (ADAM Score)

Background Information

The ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males) questionnaire consists of 10 questions that help determine if a male patient suffers from androgen deficiency (low testosterone) and whether or not further testing and follow-up are needed.   This calculator will indicate your total score, responses to each of the questions, and whether or not further consultation with a physician is recommended.

Androgen deficiency (aka Low-T, andropause) - This condition is often under-diagnosed. A positive result from this tool and your list of symptoms (print out the results) can be reviewed by a physician along with additional testing to determine if testosterone replacement is required. Additionally, print out the results from our more extensive questionnaire: Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scale. This is a well validated 17-item score that provides a more quantitative assessment and takes around 5 minutes to complete.
Instructions:
The following questions refer to symptoms of low testosterone. Every question must be answered.  Results will be shown after submitting the form (pressing the 'calculate score' button below).
1. Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)
2. Do you have a lack of energy
3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance

4. Have you lost height
5. Have you noticed a decreased "enjoyment of life"?  
6. Are you sad and/or grumpy
7. Are your erections less strong
8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports
9. Are you falling asleep after dinner
10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance

References

  1. Mohamed O, Freundlich RE, Dakik HK, et al. The quantitative ADAM questionnaire: a new tool in quantifying the severity of hypogonadism. International Journal of Impotence Research. 2010;22(1):20-24. doi:10.1038/ijir.2009.35.  [PubMed]

  2. Morley JE, et al. Validation of a screening questionnaire for androgen deficiency in aging males. Metabolism. 2000;49(9):1239-1242.


Androgen Deficiency – Aging Male (ADAM Score) for Low Testosterone