AN ASSESSMENT OF THE COMPREHENSION OF THE AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION SYMPTOM INDEX
Participants: 225 men over the age of 49 years with moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as defined by a score on the American Urological Association Symptom Index
(AUASI) of at least 8 and a peak urinary flow rate of < 15 ml/second.
The primary outcome measures included changes in the scores on the American Urological Association Symptom Index
(AUASI) and the maximal urinary flow rate.
American Urological Association symptom index
for women with voiding symptoms: lack of index specificity for benign prostate hyperplasia.
After 1 year, the two groups did not significantly differ in terms of changes in American Urological Association Symptom Index
(AUASI) scores, maximum urinary flow rate, quality of life, and other prostate-related measurements.