Assessment of prostatic symptoms score among elderly adults
S Sudhapriya, M Malliga, K Banu Meenakshi, Nowrin M Sapthiha and D Jeevitha
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) a noncancerous enlargement or hypertrophy of the prostate, is one of the most common diseases in aging men. It can cause bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms that affect quality of life by interfering with normal daily activities and sleep patterns. A Descriptive study was conducted to identify the risk of elderly adults with prostatic symptoms. A total of 50 elderly adults selected by purposive sampling technique. International Prostatic Symptoms Score was used to assess the prostatic symptoms. The result shows that among 50 elderly adults, 26% elderly adults belong to mild prostatic symptoms, 66% elderly adults belong to moderate prostatic symptoms,22% elderly adults belong to severe prostatic symptoms. There was a significant association between Prostatic symptoms with their demographic variables of Age. This study was useful to identify elderly adults at risk of prostatic symptoms and difficulty in performing daily activities. Consequently, it is useful to monitor changes overtime.