The Quality of Life Outcome Following Treatment for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Quek, K.F. and Low, W.Y. and Abdul Razack, Azad Hassan and Loh, C.S. and Chua, C.B. (2000) The Quality of Life Outcome Following Treatment for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 12 (2). pp. 107-117. ISSN 1010-5395

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/101053950001200210

Abstract

This study aims to assess the impact of medical and surgical treatment on treating lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on pain, prostatic symptoms, disease-specific quality of life and health-related quality of life. Patients scheduled for medical (alpha-blockers) and surgical treatment (transurethral resection of the prostate, TURP) were recruited in the study. The patients were assessed using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Present Pain Intensity (PPI), International Prostate Symptom Score (I-PSS) and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) at 3-month, 6-month and 12-month (baseline). Before treatment, most of the patients with LUTS had severe pain, LUTS and deterioration of health-related quality of life. Following treatment, both medical and surgical treatment improved their pain, LUTS and health-related quality of life. Both treatments are effective in relieving the symptoms of pain, LUTS and health-related quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alpha-blockers; Health-Related Quality of Life; International Prostate symptom Score; Pain; Transurethral resection of the prostate
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 04:08
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 04:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/26024

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