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Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in a community-based survey of men in Turkey.
Int J Urol. 2003 Jul; 10(7):364-70.IJ

Abstract

AIM

The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), assess the impact of LUTS on quality of life (QOL) and compare the results with recent reports from other population-based studies.

METHODS

A total of 266 men participated in the study. The men were stratified into 10-year age groups between 40 and 79 years. All participants were asked to complete a questionnaire that included a Turkish translation of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) with QOL questions, and void into a uroflowmeter to obtain voided urine volume, peak and mean flow rate.

RESULTS

While 14.8% of men had no symptoms (IPSS = 0), 24.9% had moderate to severe symptoms (IPSS> 7). Severity of symptoms increased with age (P = 0.0018). There was a strong relationship between bother score and IPSS (rs = 0.79, P = 0.0001). Fifty-five percent of moderately symptomatic and 78% of severely symptomatic men reported poor QOL (QOL score >/= 3). The results of the survey provide a general picture of the symptomatology and urinary flow profiles of elderly men living in Turkey.

CONCLUSION

The prevalence of LUTS in the Turkish community is fairly high, it increases with age and has an impact on QOL that is not negligible.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12823690

Citation

Tuncay Aki, Fazil, et al. "Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Community-based Survey of Men in Turkey." International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association, vol. 10, no. 7, 2003, pp. 364-70.
Tuncay Aki F, Aygun C, Bilir N, et al. Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in a community-based survey of men in Turkey. Int J Urol. 2003;10(7):364-70.
Tuncay Aki, F., Aygun, C., Bilir, N., Erkan, I., & Ozen, H. (2003). Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in a community-based survey of men in Turkey. International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association, 10(7), 364-70.
Tuncay Aki F, et al. Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Community-based Survey of Men in Turkey. Int J Urol. 2003;10(7):364-70. PubMed PMID: 12823690.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in a community-based survey of men in Turkey. AU - Tuncay Aki,Fazil, AU - Aygun,Cem, AU - Bilir,Nazmi, AU - Erkan,Ilhan, AU - Ozen,Haluk, PY - 2003/6/26/pubmed PY - 2003/12/12/medline PY - 2003/6/26/entrez SP - 364 EP - 70 JF - International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association JO - Int. J. Urol. VL - 10 IS - 7 N2 - AIM: The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), assess the impact of LUTS on quality of life (QOL) and compare the results with recent reports from other population-based studies. METHODS: A total of 266 men participated in the study. The men were stratified into 10-year age groups between 40 and 79 years. All participants were asked to complete a questionnaire that included a Turkish translation of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) with QOL questions, and void into a uroflowmeter to obtain voided urine volume, peak and mean flow rate. RESULTS: While 14.8% of men had no symptoms (IPSS = 0), 24.9% had moderate to severe symptoms (IPSS> 7). Severity of symptoms increased with age (P = 0.0018). There was a strong relationship between bother score and IPSS (rs = 0.79, P = 0.0001). Fifty-five percent of moderately symptomatic and 78% of severely symptomatic men reported poor QOL (QOL score >/= 3). The results of the survey provide a general picture of the symptomatology and urinary flow profiles of elderly men living in Turkey. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of LUTS in the Turkish community is fairly high, it increases with age and has an impact on QOL that is not negligible. SN - 0919-8172 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12823690/Prevalence_of_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms_in_a_community_based_survey_of_men_in_Turkey_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0919-8172&date=2003&volume=10&issue=7&spage=364 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -