Quality of Life in Elderly Men With Aging Symptoms and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Quality of Life in Elderly Men With Aging Symptoms and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Author Perchon, Lygia F. G. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pintarelli, Vitor L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bezerra, Edson Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Thiel, Marcelo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dambros, Miriam Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Aims: the aims of this study were to investigate quality of life (QoL) due to physical and psychological changes occurring in elderly men and to identify associated factors between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and aging male symptoms (ADAM). Materials and Methods: This was a case-control study whereby 200 elderly men were recruited from the community and the Urology and Geriatrics ambulatories. Subjects were asked to fill out the Aging Male Symptoms Scale (AMS), World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF and -OLD, and IPSS questionnaires. Participants were classified in two groups according to IPSS: group I (moderate to severe symptoms) and group II (mild symptoms). Results: the AMS scale and both QoL questionnaires of group I showed significantly worse median scores in all parameters. the average somatic and sexual subscore was significantly higher in group I (P < 0.0005). the social and environmental domains presented the most significant differences (P < 0.0005) in both questionnaires, and the mean of the WHOQOL-OLD score was significantly lower in group I (P < 0.0005). Conclusions: Moderate to severe ADAM and LUTS impact significantly all parameters of HRQOL and generic QoL proposed by the WHO. There was correlation between severity of LUTS and severity of the following ADAM: depression, feeling burnt out, decline of feeling of general well-being, joint and body complaints, insomnia, weakness of muscles, feeling that the peak had passed, decrease of sexual performance, and decrease of morning erections. Neurourol. Urodynam. 30: 515-519, 2011. (C) 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Keywords ADAM
LUTS
quality of life
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Date 2011-01-01
Published in Neurourology and Urodynamics. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 30, n. 4, p. 515-519, 2011.
ISSN 0733-2467 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 515-519
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nau.21008
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000289437100006
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33256

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