Rees J. Urgency urinary incontinence the most bothersome LUTS. Practitioner 2014;258 (1773): 5

Urgency urinary incontinence the most bothersome LUTS

25 Jul 2014Registered users

This study, from Finland, compared the impact of different lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). A total of 3,727 individuals took part, just over half were women. On an individual level, urgency urinary incontinence was the most likely symptom to be rated as bothersome by both men and women, with 30.7% reporting at least moderate bother. It is not the presence of symptoms but the bother they cause the patient that is vital to understand when assessing and managing LUTS. Storage symptoms, particularly urgency and urgency urinary incontinence, are the most likely to cause significant impairment of quality of life. [With external links to the current evidence base]

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