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Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms: prevalence and risk factors in a Hong Kong primary care setting.
Hong Kong Med J. 2013 Aug; 19(4):311-6.HK

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To study the prevalence and associated risk factors of erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms in a primary care population in Hong Kong.

DESIGN

Questionnaire study.

SETTING

Sai Ying Pun Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic, Hong Kong.

PARTICIPANTS

Male patients (n=950) seen between November 2010 and February 2011.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

International Prostate Symptom Score, and the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function.

RESULTS

The point prevalence of any degree of erectile dysfunction in our sample was 68% (mild 13%, mild-to-moderate 14%, moderate 16%, and severe 24%). Univariate analysis showed that age, education, working status, marital status, and smoking were associated factors. Further multiple logistic regression analysis identified age and smoking as significantly associated. The point prevalence of moderate and severe lower urinary tract symptoms was 36% and 32%, respectively. For the predictors of such symptoms, univariate analysis identified five factors (age, education, working status, marital status, and smoking) and only working status was not significantly associated with these symptoms in the multiple logistic regression analysis. The Pearson coefficient test showed a significant negative relation (r= -0.525; P<0.0001) between the two outcome measures (International Prostate Symptom Score and the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function).

CONCLUSIONS

We showed that erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms are common health problems in Chinese males seen in primary care. The correlation between the two outcome measures was statistically significant. Primary care physicians should increase awareness on erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms so as to provide early screening and detection, as well as comprehensive treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. ngaikh@ha.org.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23603776

Citation

Ngai, K H., et al. "Erectile Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Prevalence and Risk Factors in a Hong Kong Primary Care Setting." Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, vol. 19, no. 4, 2013, pp. 311-6.
Ngai KH, Kwong AS, Wong AS, et al. Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms: prevalence and risk factors in a Hong Kong primary care setting. Hong Kong Med J. 2013;19(4):311-6.
Ngai, K. H., Kwong, A. S., Wong, A. S., & Tsui, W. W. (2013). Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms: prevalence and risk factors in a Hong Kong primary care setting. Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, 19(4), 311-6. https://doi.org/10.12809/hkmj133770
Ngai KH, et al. Erectile Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Prevalence and Risk Factors in a Hong Kong Primary Care Setting. Hong Kong Med J. 2013;19(4):311-6. PubMed PMID: 23603776.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms: prevalence and risk factors in a Hong Kong primary care setting. AU - Ngai,K H, AU - Kwong,Alfred S K, AU - Wong,Ann S K, AU - Tsui,Wendy W S, Y1 - 2013/04/22/ PY - 2013/4/23/entrez PY - 2013/4/23/pubmed PY - 2014/3/7/medline KW - Erectile dysfunction KW - Lower urinary tract symptoms KW - Prevalence KW - Primary health care KW - Risk factors SP - 311 EP - 6 JF - Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi JO - Hong Kong Med J VL - 19 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence and associated risk factors of erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms in a primary care population in Hong Kong. DESIGN: Questionnaire study. SETTING: Sai Ying Pun Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Male patients (n=950) seen between November 2010 and February 2011. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: International Prostate Symptom Score, and the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function. RESULTS: The point prevalence of any degree of erectile dysfunction in our sample was 68% (mild 13%, mild-to-moderate 14%, moderate 16%, and severe 24%). Univariate analysis showed that age, education, working status, marital status, and smoking were associated factors. Further multiple logistic regression analysis identified age and smoking as significantly associated. The point prevalence of moderate and severe lower urinary tract symptoms was 36% and 32%, respectively. For the predictors of such symptoms, univariate analysis identified five factors (age, education, working status, marital status, and smoking) and only working status was not significantly associated with these symptoms in the multiple logistic regression analysis. The Pearson coefficient test showed a significant negative relation (r= -0.525; P<0.0001) between the two outcome measures (International Prostate Symptom Score and the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function). CONCLUSIONS: We showed that erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms are common health problems in Chinese males seen in primary care. The correlation between the two outcome measures was statistically significant. Primary care physicians should increase awareness on erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms so as to provide early screening and detection, as well as comprehensive treatment. SN - 1024-2708 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23603776/Erectile_dysfunction_and_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms:_prevalence_and_risk_factors_in_a_Hong_Kong_primary_care_setting_ L2 - http://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v19n4/311.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -