The online group reported greater distress and NIH-CPSI symptoms, but both groups showed trends where most reported improved symptoms like mood, pain, muscle spasms and sleep.
Psychological and NIH-CPSI differences between clinic and online participants N Mean SD p value Depressive Clinic 92 7.
Secondary end points evaluated were: safety; change from baseline in NIH-CPSI
pain, urinary, and quality of life scores; and change from baseline in Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 12 (SF-12) physical and mental component scores.
In this analysis, responders were defined as men who experienced a decrease of 6 or more points in total NIH-CPSI scores compared with baseline, or a 25% decrease in total NIH-CPSI compared with baseline (perceptible improvement), or a 50% decrease in total NIH-CPSI compared with baseline.
2 percent experienced at least a six-point decrease in the chronic prostatitis symptom score, as measured by the NIH-CPSI score.
The NIH-CPSI is a validated scoring system that assesses pain, urinary symptoms, and quality of life/impact.
The pretreatment NIH-CPSI baseline total score mean was 25.
Correlations between the change scores for the NIH-CPSI Total score and its domains and the significantly reduced psychosocial risk factors were produced to test whether the magnitude of changes in any particular psychosocial risk factor was associated with corresponding reductions in the NIH-CPSI (Table 5).
The program was associated with significant reductions in patient disability, pain and catastrophizing, as well as clinically meaningful reductions in NIH-CPSI total scores and particular domains of Pain and QoL Impact.