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Population-Based Survey of Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, and Other Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Five Countries: Results of the EPIC Study

Population-Based Survey of Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, and Other Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Five Countries: Results of the EPIC Stu

Population-Based Survey of Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, and Other Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Five Countries: Results of the EPIC Study   (Citations: 295)
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ObjectiveEstimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB), and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men and women in five countries using the 2002 International Continence Society (ICS) definitions.
Journal: European Urology - EUR UROL , vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 1306-1315, 2006
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    • ...Interviews were conducted using questionnaire which originally developed for the European EPIC study [15]...
    • ...A twostep sampling method was adopted from the European EPIC study [15], in which step 1 is sampling of households with a residence telephone number, and step 2 is sampling of a single person within the household...
    • ...The prevalence increased with age and noticeably, linear increase was observed in male population (Fig. 1). We adopted methodology and questionnaire from the EPIC study [15] which is the Wrst large population-based prevalence study using 2002 ICS deWnitions...
    • ...According to the study [15], 64.3% reported LUTS...
    • ...Published prevalence of nocturia using 2002 ICS deWnition ranges from 30 to 50% in community samples [12, 15]...
    • ...However, when using the deWnition of nocturia as voiding ¸2 per night, the range decreases by 14–20% [12, 15]...
    • ...The EPIC study reported consistent results, in which 11.8% (10.0% in men and 12.8% in women) had OAB [15]...
    • ...Interestingly, the most common type of UI in men was other UI, which is consistent with the Wnding of the EPIC study [15]...
    • ...Response rates of the previous studies ranged from 30 to 61% [4, 15, 23]...

    Young-Suk Leeet al. Prevalence of overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and lower urin...

    • ...Still, a great number of patients remain untreated, often due to concealed symptoms or the mistaken belief that this is a natural part of aging and effective treatment is not available. The population study ‘EPIC’, which was observing the occurrence of symptoms in men and women in five countries, included a random population sample of 19,165 people and showed an 11.8% prevalence of OAB (11.1% in men, 13.2% in women). Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) due to BPH is often accompanied by OAB symptoms, which are often disappearing after specific BPH/BOO pharmacotherapy. Exact prevalence of OAB symptoms and the mode of therapy in men with BPH/BOO diagnosed still remains unknown [...

    T. Hanušet al. Occurrence of Overactive Bladder in Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyp...

    • ...European EPIC study reported similar results, with an average rate of OAB of 11.8%, with 10.0% in men and 12.8% in women [19]...

    Jin Ho Choeet al. Prevalence of painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis-like symp...

    • ...The overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome has a prevalence of 11.8% and is characterized by urgency, with or without urge incontinence and usually with frequency and nocturia [...

    Ricarda M. Baueret al. Patient-Reported Side Effects of Intradetrusor Botulinum Toxin Type A ...

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