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Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in a managed care population.
J Urol 2006; 176(2):593-6; discussion 596JU

Abstract

PURPOSE

We calculated the prevalence of symptoms typically associated with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men in a managed care population in the Pacific Northwest.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A questionnaire mailing to 5,000 male enrollees 25 to 80 years old in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest (Portland, Oregon) health plan was performed. The questionnaires included screening questions about the presence, duration and severity of pelvic pain, and the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index. Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptoms were defined in 2 ways: 1) presence of any of the following for a duration of 3 or more months: pain in the perineum, testicles, tip of penis, pubic or bladder area, dysuria, ejaculatory pain; and 2) perineal and/or ejaculatory pain, and a National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index total pain score of 4 or more. Prevalence estimates were age adjusted to the total Kaiser Permanente Northwest male population.

RESULTS

A total of 1,550 questionnaires were returned. The prevalence of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptoms was 7.5% for definition 1 and 5.9% for definition 2. Mean National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index scores were 17 for definitions 1 and 2. Of those with prostatitis-like symptoms, 30% met criteria for having both definitions present. The prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms using either of the 2 diagnoses was 11.2%.

CONCLUSIONS

This population based study indicates that approximately 1 in 9 men have prostatitis-like symptoms. Application of 2 different definitions for prostatitis-like symptoms identified unique groups of men, with limited overlap in the groups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA. qclemens@northwestern.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16813895

Citation

Clemens, J Quentin, et al. "Prevalence of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in a Managed Care Population." The Journal of Urology, vol. 176, no. 2, 2006, pp. 593-6; discussion 596.
Clemens JQ, Meenan RT, O'Keeffe-Rosetti MC, et al. Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in a managed care population. J Urol. 2006;176(2):593-6; discussion 596.
Clemens, J. Q., Meenan, R. T., O'Keeffe-Rosetti, M. C., Gao, S. Y., Brown, S. O., & Calhoun, E. A. (2006). Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in a managed care population. The Journal of Urology, 176(2), pp. 593-6; discussion 596.
Clemens JQ, et al. Prevalence of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in a Managed Care Population. J Urol. 2006;176(2):593-6; discussion 596. PubMed PMID: 16813895.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in a managed care population. AU - Clemens,J Quentin, AU - Meenan,Richard T, AU - O'Keeffe-Rosetti,Maureen C, AU - Gao,Sara Y, AU - Brown,Sheila O, AU - Calhoun,Elizabeth A, PY - 2005/09/21/received PY - 2006/7/4/pubmed PY - 2006/8/30/medline PY - 2006/7/4/entrez SP - 593-6; discussion 596 JF - The Journal of urology JO - J. Urol. VL - 176 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: We calculated the prevalence of symptoms typically associated with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men in a managed care population in the Pacific Northwest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire mailing to 5,000 male enrollees 25 to 80 years old in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest (Portland, Oregon) health plan was performed. The questionnaires included screening questions about the presence, duration and severity of pelvic pain, and the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index. Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptoms were defined in 2 ways: 1) presence of any of the following for a duration of 3 or more months: pain in the perineum, testicles, tip of penis, pubic or bladder area, dysuria, ejaculatory pain; and 2) perineal and/or ejaculatory pain, and a National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index total pain score of 4 or more. Prevalence estimates were age adjusted to the total Kaiser Permanente Northwest male population. RESULTS: A total of 1,550 questionnaires were returned. The prevalence of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptoms was 7.5% for definition 1 and 5.9% for definition 2. Mean National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index scores were 17 for definitions 1 and 2. Of those with prostatitis-like symptoms, 30% met criteria for having both definitions present. The prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms using either of the 2 diagnoses was 11.2%. CONCLUSIONS: This population based study indicates that approximately 1 in 9 men have prostatitis-like symptoms. Application of 2 different definitions for prostatitis-like symptoms identified unique groups of men, with limited overlap in the groups. SN - 0022-5347 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16813895/Prevalence_of_prostatitis_like_symptoms_in_a_managed_care_population_ L2 - https://www.jurology.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.juro.2006.03.089?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -