Awareness of prostatism among male patients in Teluk Intan Hospital

Zainal, S.B. and Quek, Kia Fatt and Biswajit, C. (2005) Awareness of prostatism among male patients in Teluk Intan Hospital. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 60 (5). pp. 540-547. ISSN 0300-5283,

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To determine the relationship between socio-demography, knowledge and attitude regarding prostatism among male in-patients in Teluk Intan Hospital. Two hundred respondents were recruited. Questionnaires that consist of demographic data such as age, ethnicity and religion and some question that pertaining knowledge and awareness were used. The questions eliciting symptoms of prostatism were based on the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). 76.0% of the respondents were symptomatic as they presented with prostatic symptoms. The prevalence of asymptomatic cases is higher (6.7%) among the adults whereas the percentage in elderly respondents is higher than the adults in moderate to severe cases (p < 0.001). Only 10% of respondents have heard about prostatism and mass media is ranked highest as the most preferred source of information regarding this matter with 66.7% preference. About 85.70% of respondents who had a severe score and 18.5% who had a moderate score were dissatisfied with their quality of life due to prostatic symptoms. This study provides a deeper understanding on the prevalence and severity of the prostatic symptoms and its association with the quality of life. It also illustrates low awareness, poor health seeking behaviour and poor knowledge pertaining to prostatism among the study population.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prostatism, Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS); International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS)
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 03:12
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 03:12

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