Correlation of Visual Prostate Symptom Score with International Prostate Symptom Score and Uroflowmetry Parameters in Nepalese Male Patients withLower Urinary Tract Symptoms

  • Krishna Kaji Bhomi Department of Urology, Nepal Medical College, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Neeraj Subedi Department of Urology, Nepal Medical College, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prem Prasad Panta Department of Community Medicine, Nepal Medical College, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Introduction: International prostate symptom score is a validated questionnaire used to evaluate the lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Visual prostate symptom score is a new simplified symptom score with pictograms to evaluate the same. We evaluated the correlation of visual prostate symptom score with international prostate symptom score and uroflowmetry parameters in Nepalese male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms.
Methods: Male patients aged ≥40 years attending the Urology clinic were enrolled in the study. They were given international prostate symptom score and visual prostate symptom score questionnaires to complete providing assistance whenever needed. Demographic data, examination findings and uroflowmetry parameters were noted. Correlation and regression analysis was used to identify correlation of the two scoring systems and uroflowmetry parameters.
Results: Among the 66 patients enrolled, only 10 (15.15%) patients were able to understand English language. There was a statistically significant correlation between total visual prostate symptom score and international prostate symptom score (r= 0.822; p<0.01). The correlations between individual scores of the two scoring systems related to force of urinary stream, frequency, nocturia and quality of life were also statistically significant. There was also a statistically significant correlation of both scores with maximum flow rate and average flow rate.
Conclusions: There is a statistically significant correlation of visual prostate symptom score with international prostate symptom score and uroflowmetry parameters. IPSS can be replaced with simple VPSS in evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms in elderly male patients.
Keywords: correlation; international prostate symptom score; lower urinary tract symptoms; uroflowmetry; visual prostate symptom score. [PubMed]

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Published
2017-07-01
How to Cite
BHOMI, Krishna Kaji; SUBEDI, Neeraj; PANTA, Prem Prasad. Correlation of Visual Prostate Symptom Score with International Prostate Symptom Score and Uroflowmetry Parameters in Nepalese Male Patients withLower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, [S.l.], v. 56, n. 206, july 2017. ISSN 1815-672X. Available at: <http://jnma.com.np/jnma/index.php/jnma/article/view/3100>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017.
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