To assess the prevalence of bothersome genitourinary (GU) symptoms in younger men on routine primary care physician visits.
One hundred six men aged 18 to 50 years were approached to complete a brief, self-administered survey that included the American Urological Association Symptom Index, a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Impact Index, and additional questions about GU pain and sexual dysfunction and about a history of GU diseases.
Men with GU symptoms had their outpatient records reviewed.
Of the 101 respondents (mean age 36 years), 50% reported GU symptoms.
Of these men, 25% were bothered by their symptoms and 17% wanted to talk about them with their physicians ; 22% were worried that their GU symptoms might be due to prostate cancer ; 27% of all men reported a history of at least one GU disease and 17% had more than one ; 16% of all men had been to a urologist.
Chart review for the 51 men with symptoms revealed physician documentation of GU symptoms in only 24% of cases and an abnormal GU examination in 8%. One third of reviewed charts documented a GU problem that visit.
A broad spectrum of GU diagnoses was documented ; no one cause predominated.
Ninety percent of all men reported that primary care physicians should routinely ask younger men GU questions as part of their general healthcare. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Prostatisme, Impuissance, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Adulte jeune, Homme, Mâle, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Erection pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prostatism, Impotence, Prevalence, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Young adult, Human, Male, Urinary system disease, Male genital diseases, Prostate disease, Erection disorders
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0452979
Code Inist : 002B14E02. Création : 25/01/1999.