Quality of life in patients with overactive bladder

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The aim of study. To study an influence of overactive bladder on patients quality of life. 

Patients and methods. An analysis of quality of life questionnaires (QQL) has been performed in 349 patients with overactive bladder and an impact of disease symptoms and urodynamic examinations results on individual components of patient’s quality of life has been studied. 

Results. A significant reduction in quality of life in patients with overactive bladder takes place, which is manifested in worsening of all its components — social, family, emotional and professional. A level of reduction in quality of life depends on intensity of overactive bladder symptoms and differs depending on patient’s gender and age. More frequent urination and imperative feeling of urination had the greatest influence on quality of life indicators. A relation between the level of worsening of quality of life in patients and the results of urodynamic examinations hasn’t been defined. 

Conclusion. A level of worsening of quality of life in patients with overactive bladder depends on intensity of symptoms, as well as patient’s gender and age.

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Salman Kh. Al-Shukri

Academician I.P. Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: alshukri@mail.ru

MD, PhD, Professor, Head of Department of Urology

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

Igor V. Kuzmin

Academician I.P. Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

Email: kuzminigor@mail.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7724-7832

Doctor of Medical Science, Professor, Urology Department

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg


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1. Figure: 1. Quality of life of patients with OAB as assessed using the KHQ questionnaire (n = 349)

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