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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2013;10(2):106-110.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2013.10.2.106    Published online December 18, 2018.
제주지역 노인의 하부요로증상에 관한 연구
The Analysis of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms(LUTS) in the Elderly Living in Jeju Island
Jung Won Choi, Jung-Sik Huh
Correspondence:  Jung-Sik Huh,
Lower urinary tract symptoms(LUTS) is induced by benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH), which is highly prevalent disease of elderly men unregulated growth of the prosate gland. We investigated on the prevalence of LUTS among men of Jeju region above 65 years old. Method and material: 215 of 1000, who had participated in health promotion for farmers in 2012 were included. They were measured by blood pressure(BP), body weight, height, waist circumference, blood glucose, serum prostate specific antigen(PSA), international prostate symptom score (IPSS), quality of life(QoL) digital rectal examination(DRE) for measuring prostate volume, and residual volume after voiding by bladder scan. We divided the participants into 3 gruops;comparison of mild. moderate, and severe groups in IPSS.
The mean age, prostate volume, waist, PSA, IPSS, QoL were 74.47 years old, 24.83ml, 92.01cm, 29.48ng/dL, 11.18, 3.23, respectively. There was no differnce in age, prostate volume, PSA, residual volume, IPSS in different age groups. The prosate volume was higher in group 3(IPSS<20), and statistically significant(p=0.01). IPSS was significant relationships with QoL.
According to our results, moderate symptom of LUTS were common in Jeju region. Because there was no past medical history, no current medication and small participants, we need to more investigation for elderly men.
Key Words: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, International prostate symptom score, Lower urinary tract symptom score, Bladder scan

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