A Prospective, Observational Study in the Quality of Life After Trans-Urethral Resection of Prostate for Patients with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

A Prospective, Observational Study in the Quality of Life After Trans-Urethral Resection of Prostate for Patients with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
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Title:A Prospective, Observational Study in the Quality of Life After Trans-Urethral Resection of Prostate for Patients with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
Author/Abstract:

Wilmer E. Molina, MD and Eduardo R. Gatchalian, MD, DPBU

Department of Urology, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the effect of transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) on the quality of life (QOL) and urinary symptoms on patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and global quality of life symptom and Health Related Quality of Life Short Form (SF-12) questionnaires.

Materials and Methods: A prospective, observational study on patients without significant co-morbidities who underwent TURP for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The patients were given series of questionnaires: The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and Global quality of life symptom and Health Related Quality of Life Short Form (SF-12) questionnaire. The questionnaires were completed a day prior the operation as a baseline, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd month postoperatively. Data were gathered and analyzed.

Results: November 2007 to July 14, 2008, 52 patients diagnosed to have benign prostatic hyperplasia underwent transurethral resection of prostate in saline solution (TURIS). The health related quality of life SF12 questionnaire, and IPSS showed that scores on all questions significantly improved from pre-operative to the 3rd month post-operatively.

Conclusion: TURP remains the treatment of choice for men with acute urinary retention secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia because of its effectiveness for improving the voiding symptoms and overall quality of life.

Key words: Transurethral resection of prostate, quality of life, benign prostatic hyperplasia

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