Factors affecting health-related quality of life among patients with lower urinary tract symptoms

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1036
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Pain
  • Psychiatric morbidity

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