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  1. Prevalence of bothersome genitourinary symptoms and diagnoses in younger men on routine primary care visits.

    Article - En anglais


    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.