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Impact of self-perceived bothersomeness on health-related quality of life in women with overactive bladder symptoms.
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PMID:  17192735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to examine the impact of self-perceived bothersomeness of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms on the health-related quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 92 women with a mean age of 53.3 (range 23-79) years suffering from OAB were included in the study. The Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) were used to assess the QOL. The patients were divided into two groups according to the bothersomeness degree of OAB: 'low' and 'moderate' to 'high'. RESULTS: The SF-36 and the KHQ scores of the patients were significantly different from those of the controls (p <0.05), except for three domains of the SF-36. No difference in the results of the frequency-volume charts was observed between the two patient groups. The scores of the SF-36 and the KHQ domains did not correlate with the data of the frequency-volume charts. Significant differences were found between the two patient groups for most domains of the SF-36 (p <0.05). Significant differences were also detected in most domains of the KHQ (p <0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Objective data are not a sensitive tool for measuring the QOL in women with OAB symptoms. Our findings suggest that patient-perceived bothersomeness significantly influences QOL and that strategies for assessing bothersomeness should be developed to evaluate the QOL in these patients.
Seung-June Oh; Ja Hyeon Ku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0042-1138     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-28     Completed Date:  2007-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Health Status Indicators*
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory*
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*
Severity of Illness Index
Urinary Bladder, Overactive / psychology*

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