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Relationships between lower urinary tract symptoms, the bother they induce and erectile dysfunction.
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2006 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, ISSN 0036-5599, E-ISSN 1651-2065, Vol. 40, no 4, 307-312 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To study the relationships between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), LUTS-induced bother, age and erectile dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A survey consisting of two questionnaires, the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) (reflecting LUTS) and the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-5 (reflecting erectile function), together with instructions on how to perform timed micturition, was sent to 2000 randomly selected men (age range 60-70 years) living in the five counties surrounding our hospital. The IPSS questionnaire included a question concerning the degree of bother induced by LUTS. RESULTS: The survey was answered by 1096 men; after the exclusion of incomplete answers, 924 surveys were evaluated. Of these 924 men, 725 (78%) were sexually active and included in the analyses. The prevalence of moderate-to-severe LUTS (IPSS>or=8) was 45%. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED), defined as an IIEF-5 score of

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2006. Vol. 40, no 4, 307-312 p.
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Lower urinary tract symptoms, erectile dysfunction, epidemiology
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Public health science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2763PubMedID: 16916772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2763DiVA: diva2:357821
Available from: 2010-10-20 Created: 2010-10-20 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved

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