+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in men and its influence on their quality of life: Boxmeer Study



Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in men and its influence on their quality of life: Boxmeer Study



Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde 144(53): 2558-2563



To assess the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men and its influence on quality of life. Questionnaire investigation. Recruitment of subjects was conducted in 1998 in the municipality of Boxmeer. Men in the age range between 40-79 years were sampled from the Municipality Basic Administration System. Data on LUTS, quality of life, and health care seeking behaviour were collected with a postal questionnaire. Severity of LUTS was evaluated with the Dutch translation of the seven items of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), to which 6 questions were added regarding micturition frequency, dribbling, difficulty to start micturition, painful micturition, decreased force of stream since the age of twenty, and how long one could wait before micturition from the moment urge was noticed. The female partners of the respondents were asked to answer the questions as well. 1233 men completed the questionnaire, a response of 70%. One-fifth of all participants reported moderate to severe symptoms. Dribbling, reduced force of stream and urgency appeared to be the three most prevalent symptoms. The prevalence of LUTS increased with age: 10% of men aged 40-49 reported moderate to severe symptoms (IPSS > 7) compared with 44% of men over 70. Twenty-nine per cent of the men with severe LUTS reported poor disease specific quality of life, while another 28% of these men reported excellent disease specific quality of life. All men with mild symptoms reported excellent quality of life. Nine percent of all men consulted a doctor because of LUTS, with a mean delay of 10 months. The LUTS frequencies among the female partners equalled those among the responding men. LUTS were common among men over forty and among their female partners. The prevalence increases with age. Ageing of the population may lead to increased numbers of men experiencing LUTS and to concomittant medicalization costs. It is therefore of great importance to realise that the impact of symptoms on the reported quality of life was not pronounced.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 047062579

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 11191793


Related references

Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in men and their influence on their quality of life: Boxmeer study. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde 145(12): 602-603, 2001

Prevalence of post-micturition symptoms in association with lower urinary tract symptoms and health-related quality of life in men and women. Bju International 108(9): 1452-1458, 2011

The Prevalence Of Unreported Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms And Its Impact On Quality Of Life. The Journal of Urology 183(4): e631-e632, 2010

Use of Structural Equation Modeling to Demonstrate the Differential Impact of Storage and Voiding Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms on Symptom Bother and Quality of Life during Treatment for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Journal of Urology 196(3): 824-830, 2018

Prevalence, bother and quality of life effects of lower urinary tract symptoms after stroke. Neurourology & Urodynamics 20(4): 502-504, 2001

Prevalence of storage lower urinary tract symptoms in male patients attending Spanish urology office. Urinary urgency as predictor of quality of life. Actas Urologicas Espanolas 40(10): 621-627, 2016

Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms and level of quality of life in men and women with chronic pelvic pain. Scandinavian Journal of Urology 49(3): 242-249, 2016

Prevalence and impact on quality of life of lower urinary tract symptoms among a sample of employed women in Taipei: a questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies 46(5): 633-644, 2009

Prevalence, associated factors, and relationship to quality of life of lower urinary tract symptoms: a cross-sectional, questionnaire survey of cancer patients. International Journal of Clinical Practice 67(6): 566-575, 2013

Sex Differences in Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Older Korean Adults Living in Rural Areas: Prevalence, Quality of Life, and Associated Factors. International Neurourology Journal 22(3): 212-219, 2018

Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms and self-reported diagnosed 'benign prostatic hyperplasia', and their effect on quality of life in a community-based survey of men in the UK. BJU International 83(4): 410-415, 1999

Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Among Individuals Aged 50 Years and Over and Its Effect on the Quality of Life in a Semi-Rural Area of Western Turkey. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms 9(1): 5-9, 2017

Prevalence of sexual dysfunction and its association with lower urinary tract symptoms in men and women over 18 years old: Results from the Colombian Overactive Bladder and Lower urinary Tract symptoms (CobaLt) study. European Urology Suppl.s 17(2): e1576-e1578, 2018

Prevalence and effect on health-related quality of life of overactive bladder in older americans: results from the epidemiology of lower urinary tract symptoms study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 59(8): 1465-1470, 2011

Influence of coping styles on quality of life in men with new and increasing lower urinary tract symptoms. The Krimpen Study in community-dwelling men. Urologia Internationalis 79(3): 226-230, 2007