Each question concerning urinary symptoms allows the patient to choose one out of six answers indicating increasing severity of the particular symptom. The answers are assigned points from 0 to 5.
The total score can therefore range from 0 to 35 asymptomatic to very symptomatic. The questions refer to the following urinary symptoms: Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Symptom Incomplete emptying Frequency Intermittency Urgency Weak Stream Straining Nocturia Question eight refers to the patients perceived quality of life.
The answers to this question range from delighted to terrible or 0 to 6. Although this single question may or may not capture the global impact of benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH Symptoms or quality of life, it may serve as a valuable starting point for a doctor-patient conversation.
The SCI has agreed to use the symptom index for BPH, which has been developed by the AUA Measurement Committee, as the official worldwide symptoms assessment tool for patients suffering from prostatism.
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