AUASI

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AUASIAmerican Urological Association Symptom Index
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Comparison of the groups, AUASI and QoL data Control group Patient group p Mean [+ or -] SD Mean [+ or -] SD Age (mean) 46.71 [+ or -] 48.62 [+ or -] 0.117 7.65 8.59 AUASI 2.56 [+ or -] 6.61 [+ or -] <0.001 * 3.01 3.56 AUASI n (%) n (%) Moderate (8-19) 8 (9.7%) 26 (25.0%) <0.001 * Severe (20-35) 0 (0%) 8 (7.7%) AUASI ([greater 8 (9.8%) 34 (32.7%) <0.001 * than or equal to]8) QoL (median) 0.82 [+ or -] 1.63 [+ or -] <0.001 * 1.16 (0.0) 1.63 (1.0) QoL (3[less than 10 (12.19%) 32 (30.76%) <0.001 * or equal to]) n (%) * Statistically significant AUASI: American Urological Association Symptom Index, QoL: quality of life, SD: standard deviation Table 3.
Investigators assessed urinary symptoms from responses to questions on the American Urological Association Symptom Index and the Danish Prostatic Symptom Score questionnaires.
Questionnaires such as the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and the American Urological Association symptom index (AUA-SI) (available on www.auanet.org) can help evaluate symptom severity.
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.
An assessment of the comprehension of the American Urological Association symptom index. J Urol 1998;159:873-4.
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.
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