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Psychological problems in young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms.
Scand J Urol Nephrol 2002; 36(4):296-301SJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To take a different perspective in assessing young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms, this study was designed since few prospective studies are available to survey a population of young men.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

One hundred and fifty men aged 20 years dwelling in the community were randomly selected. Chronic prostatitis-like symptoms were measured by the National Institutes of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and the selfreported scores for pain and urinary symptoms were used to identify chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. The psychological methods used were the Beck Depression Inventory, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Bem Sex Role Inventory. A total of 87 men (a response rate 58%) completed self-administered questionnaires.

RESULTS

As the scores for pain and urinary symptoms increased, those for depression increased (p < 0.001 and p = 0.01, respectively). However, the mean scores for state and trait anxiety were not different according to the scores for pain and urinary symptoms. The mean masculinity scores were not different according to the scores for pain but those were significantly different according to the scores of urinary symptoms (p = 0.042). The mean femininity scores were not different according to the scores of pain and urinary symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS

Our findings suggest that psychological factors, especially depression and weak masculine identity may be associated with an early stage of chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. Young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms also have psychological problems.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Military Manpower Administration, Taejeon, Korea. randyku@hanmail.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12201923

Citation

Ku, J H., et al. "Psychological Problems in Young Men With Chronic Prostatitis-like Symptoms." Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, vol. 36, no. 4, 2002, pp. 296-301.
Ku JH, Jeon YS, Kim ME, et al. Psychological problems in young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2002;36(4):296-301.
Ku, J. H., Jeon, Y. S., Kim, M. E., Lee, N. K., & Park, Y. H. (2002). Psychological problems in young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, 36(4), pp. 296-301.
Ku JH, et al. Psychological Problems in Young Men With Chronic Prostatitis-like Symptoms. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2002;36(4):296-301. PubMed PMID: 12201923.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychological problems in young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. AU - Ku,J H, AU - Jeon,Y S, AU - Kim,M E, AU - Lee,N K, AU - Park,Y H, PY - 2002/8/31/pubmed PY - 2002/11/26/medline PY - 2002/8/31/entrez SP - 296 EP - 301 JF - Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology JO - Scand. J. Urol. Nephrol. VL - 36 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To take a different perspective in assessing young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms, this study was designed since few prospective studies are available to survey a population of young men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty men aged 20 years dwelling in the community were randomly selected. Chronic prostatitis-like symptoms were measured by the National Institutes of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and the selfreported scores for pain and urinary symptoms were used to identify chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. The psychological methods used were the Beck Depression Inventory, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Bem Sex Role Inventory. A total of 87 men (a response rate 58%) completed self-administered questionnaires. RESULTS: As the scores for pain and urinary symptoms increased, those for depression increased (p < 0.001 and p = 0.01, respectively). However, the mean scores for state and trait anxiety were not different according to the scores for pain and urinary symptoms. The mean masculinity scores were not different according to the scores for pain but those were significantly different according to the scores of urinary symptoms (p = 0.042). The mean femininity scores were not different according to the scores of pain and urinary symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that psychological factors, especially depression and weak masculine identity may be associated with an early stage of chronic prostatitis-like symptoms. Young men with chronic prostatitis-like symptoms also have psychological problems. SN - 0036-5599 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12201923/Psychological_problems_in_young_men_with_chronic_prostatitis_like_symptoms_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/003655902320248272 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -