Factors affecting health-related quality of life among patients with lower urinary tract symptoms
Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2005
International Journal of Urology
Volume 12, Issue 12, pages 1032–1036, December 2005
How to Cite
QUEK, K. F. (2005), Factors affecting health-related quality of life among patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. International Journal of Urology, 12: 1032–1036. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2005.01198.x
- Issue online: 20 DEC 2005
- Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2005
- Received 26 April 2004; accepted 8 June 2005.
- health-related quality of life;
- lower urinary tract symptoms;
- psychiatric morbidity
Background: This study aimed to evaluate the association of factors such as pain, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), anxiety, depression and psychiatric morbidity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with LUTS.
Methods: A total of 227 patients with LUTS were recruited into the study. The patients were assessed on pain, LUTS, anxiety, depression, psychiatric morbidity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using standardized questionnaires.
Results: The study showed that after adjustment, age, pain, anxiety, depression, psychiatric morbidity and LUTS contributed 31%, 13%, 45%, 16% and 48% respectively to the variability of the physical, mental, social, global and overall HRQoL.
Conclusion: Age, pain, psychiatric morbidity, anxiety and depression are associated with HRQoL among patients with LUTS.