Use of the SF-36 quality of life scale to assess the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise on aging males who received transurethral prostate surgery

Chen Pang Hou, Tzu Yu Chen, Chia Chi Chang, Yu Hsiang Lin, Phei Lang Chang, Chien Lun Chen, Yu Chao Hsu, Ke Hung Tsui

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Abstract

Purpose: We used the Short Form (SF)-36® Health Survey scale to assess the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFE) on aging males who received transurethral resection of the prostate (TUR-P). Methods: From April 2010 to December 2010, a total of 66 patients who underwent TUR-P were enrolled in this study. They were randomized into two groups (with 33 patients in each group) - an experimental group who performed postoperative PFE every day and a control group. Data, including the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), uroflowmetry study, and the SF-36 quality of life measure, were collected before the operation, and at 1, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after the operation. We analyzed the differences between the two groups with respect to their IPSS scores, maximal urinary flow rate, residual urine amount, and life quality. Results: A total of 61 patients (experimental group: 32 patients, and control group: 29 patients) completed this study. We found that at 12 weeks postop, patients who performed PFE every day had a better maximal urinary flow rate (16.41 ± 6.20 vs 12.41 ± 7.28 mL/min) (P = 0.026) compared with patients in the control group. The experimental group had a much greater decrease in IPSS score (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-673
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Interventions in Aging
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 6 2013

Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Pelvic floor exercise
  • Prostatectomy
  • Quality of life
  • Sf-36

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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