Elderly men's quality of life and lower urinary tract symptoms: an intricate relationship

Elderly men's quality of life and lower urinary tract symptoms: an intricate relationship

Autor Pintarelli, Vitor Last Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Perchon, Lygia Ferreira Gomes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lorenzetti, Fábio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Toniolo Neto, João Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dambros, Miriam Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on the quality of life (QoL) in a group of elderly men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational clinical study contained 200 men recruited between March-September 2008 in the community and Urology and Geriatrics ambulatories. The data collected included health and sociodemographic conditions; the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS); an anxiety/depression inventory; the World Health Organization Quality of Life -Bref and -Old questionnaires (WHOQoL). Participants were classified according to IPSS: Group I (moderate/severe symptoms) and Group II (absence/mild symptoms) and 100 men were included in each group. RESULTS: The groups were statistically similar in sociodemographic, morbidity, and anxiety/depression scores. Both QoL scales showed significant lower median scores in group I in all parameters, except the global subjective self-evaluation of QoL. The domains social and environmental relations presented the most significative differences (p < 0.0005) in both questionnaires, and final mean WHOQoL-OLD score was lower in group I (p < 0.0005). CONCLUSIONS: For elderly men, moderate to severe LUTS do significantly impact almost all parameters of QoL proposed by the WHO, especially social and environmental relations.
Assunto Prostatic hyperplasia
quality of life
Idioma Inglês
Data 2011-12-01
Publicado em International braz j urol. Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia, v. 37, n. 6, p. 758-765, 2011.
ISSN 1677-5538 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia
Extensão 758-765
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-55382011000600012
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000300370000012
SciELO S1677-55382011000600012 (estatísticas na SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/6765

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