Enlarged prostate: A landmark national survey of its prevalence and impact on US men and their partners

Claus Roehrborn, L. Marks, R. Harkaway

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Abstract

This questionnaire-based survey evaluated the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the prevalence of enlarged prostate (EP) diagnosis and its impact on quality of life and spousal relationships among >1000 American men aged >50 years. A quarter of men suffered moderate to severe LUTS and 55% of those consulting a doctor had EP. EP negatively affected patient quality of life and caused relationship strain with spouses. These findings confirm that LUTS and EP are prevalent in the US population, affecting both patient and spouse, and may help in developing management strategies for EP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Epidemiology
  • Health surveys
  • Quality of life
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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Enlarged prostate : A landmark national survey of its prevalence and impact on US men and their partners. / Roehrborn, Claus; Marks, L.; Harkaway, R.

In: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Vol. 9, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 30-34.

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