The impact of age, gender and severity of overactive bladder wet on quality of life, productivity, treatment patterns and satisfaction

Lloyd, S.M. , Crawford, G., McSkimming, P., Grifi, M., Greenwell, T.J. and Ockrim, J.L. (2017) The impact of age, gender and severity of overactive bladder wet on quality of life, productivity, treatment patterns and satisfaction. Journal of Clinical Urology, 10(6), pp. 513-522. (doi: 10.1177/2051415817710111)

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this article is to determine the impact of idiopathic overactive bladder wet (OAB wet) severity, age and gender on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), productivity, treatment patterns and treatment satisfaction. Materials and methods: A prospective, cross-sectional online survey of adults in the United Kingdom was performed to screen for self-reported symptoms of OAB wet. Respondents completed the King’s Health Questionnaire or the Incontinence Quality of Life, as well as the Euroqol 5D, and the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Specific Health Problem questionnaire, and questions pertaining to distress, treatment and treatment satisfaction. Results: A total of 249 of 1126 respondents (22.1%) met the criteria for OAB wet. Respondents with moderate/severe OAB wet and all women experienced significantly worse HRQoL and work productivity than those with mild symptoms and all men, respectively. Among all OAB wet responders, 62.7% were receiving treatment for their condition, predominantly pads (40.2%); only 1.6% were receiving specialised treatment. Nearly one-half (44.6%) were somewhat or completely dissatisfied with their current treatment. Conclusion: In individuals with OAB wet, severity and gender negatively impact HRQoL and work productivity. A substantial proportion of OAB wet individuals were untreated, and low treatment satisfaction was reported in those receiving treatment. Treatment was generally conservative.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcskimming, Mrs Paula and Lloyd, Miss Suzanne
Authors: Lloyd, S.M., Crawford, G., McSkimming, P., Grifi, M., Greenwell, T.J., and Ockrim, J.L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Urology
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:2051-4158
ISSN (Online):2051-4166
Published Online:19 June 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 British Association of Urological Surgeons
First Published:First published in Journal of Clinical Urology 1096):513-522
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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