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Impact of lower urinary tract symptoms on discomfort in men aged between 50 and 80 years.
Urol Int. 2010; 84(4):424-9.UI

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS

There are only a few surveys on the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among the general population. The aim of this survey was to assess the prevalence of LUTS and their impact on discomfort in men.

METHODS

A questionnaire was mailed to 3,877 men aged 50-80 years, which included questions on their medical history, demographic and sociological status, and also the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) with additional questions on discomfort related to urinary symptoms.

RESULTS

The response rate was 81.5%. Prevalence of mild and severe IPSS was 89.2%. Specific bother for each urinary symptom depended on symptom frequency: urgency, frequency, weak stream, nocturia, incomplete emptying, intermittency and straining 1 time out of 5 were responsible for discomfort in respectively 4.9, 6.1, 7.1, 7.5, 8.7 and 9.9%; the same symptoms more than half of the time were responsible for discomfort in respectively 32.8, 38, 45.3, 45.6, 53.2 and 58.7%. Urgency was much more deeply implicated in discomfort than frequency of nocturia.

CONCLUSIONS

Urinary symptoms in men are very common. Nocturia is the most frequent but has a low impact on discomfort. Urgency has a higher impact on discomfort and should therefore be considered in treatment decision-making.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departments of Urology, Bordeaux Pellegrin University Hospital, Bordeaux-2 Victor Segalen University, Bordeaux, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20339294

Citation

Robert, Grégoire, et al. "Impact of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms On Discomfort in Men Aged Between 50 and 80 Years." Urologia Internationalis, vol. 84, no. 4, 2010, pp. 424-9.
Robert G, Descazeaud A, Azzouzi R, et al. Impact of lower urinary tract symptoms on discomfort in men aged between 50 and 80 years. Urol Int. 2010;84(4):424-9.
Robert, G., Descazeaud, A., Azzouzi, R., Saussine, C., Haillot, O., Dumonceau, O., Ballereau, C., Fourmarier, M., Devonec, M., Lukacs, B., Delongchamps, N. B., Desgrandchamps, F., & de la Taille, A. (2010). Impact of lower urinary tract symptoms on discomfort in men aged between 50 and 80 years. Urologia Internationalis, 84(4), 424-9. https://doi.org/10.1159/000304509
Robert G, et al. Impact of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms On Discomfort in Men Aged Between 50 and 80 Years. Urol Int. 2010;84(4):424-9. PubMed PMID: 20339294.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impact of lower urinary tract symptoms on discomfort in men aged between 50 and 80 years. AU - Robert,Grégoire, AU - Descazeaud,Aurélien, AU - Azzouzi,Rahmene, AU - Saussine,Christian, AU - Haillot,Olivier, AU - Dumonceau,Olivier, AU - Ballereau,Charles, AU - Fourmarier,Marc, AU - Devonec,Marian, AU - Lukacs,Bertrand, AU - Delongchamps,Nicolas Barry, AU - Desgrandchamps,Francois, AU - de la Taille,Alexandre, Y1 - 2010/03/26/ PY - 2009/09/25/received PY - 2010/02/01/accepted PY - 2010/3/27/entrez PY - 2010/3/27/pubmed PY - 2010/9/21/medline SP - 424 EP - 9 JF - Urologia internationalis JO - Urol. Int. VL - 84 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are only a few surveys on the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among the general population. The aim of this survey was to assess the prevalence of LUTS and their impact on discomfort in men. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to 3,877 men aged 50-80 years, which included questions on their medical history, demographic and sociological status, and also the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) with additional questions on discomfort related to urinary symptoms. RESULTS: The response rate was 81.5%. Prevalence of mild and severe IPSS was 89.2%. Specific bother for each urinary symptom depended on symptom frequency: urgency, frequency, weak stream, nocturia, incomplete emptying, intermittency and straining 1 time out of 5 were responsible for discomfort in respectively 4.9, 6.1, 7.1, 7.5, 8.7 and 9.9%; the same symptoms more than half of the time were responsible for discomfort in respectively 32.8, 38, 45.3, 45.6, 53.2 and 58.7%. Urgency was much more deeply implicated in discomfort than frequency of nocturia. CONCLUSIONS: Urinary symptoms in men are very common. Nocturia is the most frequent but has a low impact on discomfort. Urgency has a higher impact on discomfort and should therefore be considered in treatment decision-making. SN - 1423-0399 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20339294/Impact_of_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms_on_discomfort_in_men_aged_between_50_and_80_years_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000304509 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -