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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CHRONIC PROSTATITIS SYMPTOM INDEX AND THE INTERNATIONAL PROSTATE SYMPTOM SCORE IN MIDDLE-AGED MEN ACCORDING TO THE PRESENCE OF CHRONIC PROSTATITIS-LIKE SYMPTOMS

  • Min Ho Lee1
  • Deok Ha Seo1
  • Chunwoo Lee1
  • Jae Hwi Choi2
  • Seong Uk Jeh2
  • Sin Woo Lee2
  • See Min Choi2
  • Jeong Seok Hwa2
  • Jae Seog Hyun2
  • Ky Hyun Chung2
  • Sung Chul Kam1

1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea. Department of Urology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, South Korea

2Department of Urology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, School of Medicine, Institutes of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea

DOI: 10.15586/jomh.v16i1.193 Vol.16,Issue 1,January 2020 pp.19-26

Published: 09 January 2020

*Corresponding Author(s): Sung Chul Kam E-mail: kamsungchul@hanmail.net

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Abstract

Background and objective

The characteristic symptom of chronic prostatitis (CP) is pain. Patients with CP often complain of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS); however, the voiding domain of the Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index of the National Institutes of Health (NIH-CPSI) is not sufficient to evaluate LUTS. Therefore, we studied the relationship between the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and NIH-CPSI scores in men.

Materials and methods

We reviewed 870 men who visited our health care center for a general health check-up and com-pleted IPSS and NIH-CPSI questionnaires between January 2014 and January 2019. An NIH-CPSI pain score ≥4 was defined as the presence of a prostatitis-like symptom (Group 1), and an NIH-CPSI pain score less than <4 was defined as the absence of a prostatitis-like symptom (Group 2). The relationship between IPSS and NIH-CPSI sub-scores was investigated. The associations between the IPSS total score and NIH-CPSI sub-scores were assessed using multiple linear regres-sion analysis.

Results

The mean IPSS total, voiding, storage, and quality-of-life (QOL) scores were higher in Group 1 than in Group 2. Group 1 had fewer subjects in the mild group and more in the moderate and severe groups than did Group 2. Among NIH-CPSI sub-scores, pain score showed the highest correlation between IPSS total (r=0.283), voiding (r=0.266), storage (r=0.237), and QOL score (r=0.263). In regression analysis, only the NIH-CPSI pain score was associated with the IPSS total score (B=0.962, p<0.001).

Conclusions

The NIH-CPSI pain score showed a weak but statistically significant correlation with the IPSS, but the NIH-CPSI voiding score did not. This finding suggests that patients with CP-like symptoms need to be surveyed using the IPSS questionnaire. It will also be helpful to screen for comorbidities of benign prostatic hyperplasia and CP.

Keywords

prostatitis; lower urinary tract symptoms; questionnaires; prostatic hyperplasia

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Min Ho Lee,Deok Ha Seo,Chunwoo Lee,Jae Hwi Choi,Seong Uk Jeh,Sin Woo Lee,See Min Choi,Jeong Seok Hwa,Jae Seog Hyun,Ky Hyun Chung,Sung Chul Kam. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CHRONIC PROSTATITIS SYMPTOM INDEX AND THE INTERNATIONAL PROSTATE SYMPTOM SCORE IN MIDDLE-AGED MEN ACCORDING TO THE PRESENCE OF CHRONIC PROSTATITIS-LIKE SYMPTOMS. Journal of Men's Health. 2020. 16(1);19-26.

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