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Title: A population-based survey of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and symptom-specific bother: results from the Brazilian LUTS epidemiology study (BLUES).
Authors: Moreira Júnior, Edson Duarte
Neves, Raimundo Celestino Silva
Fernandes Neto, Antonio
Duarte, Fernanda Gross
Moreira, Teresinha L
Lôbo, Carlos Fernando Lisboa
Glasser, Dale B
Affilliation: Centro de Pesquisa Clínica. Associação Obras Sociais Irmã Dulce. Salvador, BA, Brasil /Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil / McGill University. Division of Cancer Epidemiology. Montreal, QC, Canada
Centro de Pesquisa Clínica. Associação Obras Sociais Irmã Dulce. Salvador, BA, Brasil /Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Universidade Estadual de Londrina. Faculdade de Medicina. Departamento de Cirurgia. Londrina, PR, Brasil
Centro de Pesquisa Clínica. Associação Obras Sociais Irmã Dulce. Salvador, BA, Brasil /Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Pfizer Inc. New York, NY, USA
Abstract: PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the bother they impose in a population-based sample of adults in Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based survey was conducted between September 2006 and January 2007 in the city of Salvador, Brazil. Cluster samples of representative households were randomly selected for interviews. A structured questionnaire was administered to men and women aged 30 years or older by trained interviewers. Participants were asked about the presence of individual LUTS using current International Continence Society (ICS) definitions and rated their symptom bother. Those with overactive bladder (OAB) also responded the OAB-Validated 8 and the Patient Perception of Bladder Condition questionnaires. RESULTS: Of 3,616 eligible subjects, 3,000 (83%) participated (1,500 men and 1,500 women). OAB was present in 5.1% of men and in 10% of the women, while the prevalence of any LUTS was 81.5 and 84.1%, respectively. The majority of subjects with OAB, 80% of men and 78% of women, reported some bother associated with their urgency symptoms. Overall, storage symptoms were more common than voiding or postmicturition symptoms. Women reported storage symptoms (76.4%) more frequently than men (67.7%), while the opposite was true for voiding (men 39.7%, women 33.7%) and postmicturition (men 30.9%, women 12.8%). CONCLUSIONS: This is the largest population-based survey of LUTS in Brazil, using the 2002 ICS definitions. LUTS prevalence was high and increased with age among both genders in Brazil, whereas the rates of OAB were somewhat lower than previously reported. The high prevalence of urinary symptoms and the bother commonly associated with them highlight their importance to overall well-being.
Keywords: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
Overactive bladder
Epidemiologic survey
Prevalence
Bother
Brazil
DeCS: Sintomas do Trato Urinário Inferior/epidemiologia
Sintomas do Trato Urinário Inferior/psicologia
Qualidade de Vida/psicologia
Adulto
Idoso
Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais
Brasil/epidemiologia
Estudos Transversais
Feminino
Inquéritos Epidemiológicos
Humanos
Masculino
Meia-Idade
Prevalência
Questionários
Estudos Retrospectivos
Bexiga Urinária Hiperativa/epidemiologia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: MOREIRA JUNIOR, E. D. et al. A population-based survey of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and symptom-specific bother: results from the Brazilian LUTS epidemiology study (BLUES). World Journal of Urology, v. 31, n. 6, p. 1451-1458, 2013.
DOI: 10.1007/s00345-013-1057-8
ISSN: 1433-8726
Copyright: open access
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