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Title: Association between urinary symptoms and quality of life in HTLV-1 infected subjects without myelopathy
Other Titles: International Brazilian Journal of Urology
Authors: Andrade, Rosana Cristina Pererira de
Tanajura, Davi
Santana, Deise
Santos, Dislene dos
Carvalho Filho, Edgar Marcelino de
Keywords: Quality of Life;Human T-lymphotropic virus 1;Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms;Urinary Bladder;Neurogenic
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the relationship between urinary symptoms and quality of life of patients infected with HTLV-1. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that enrolled individuals with HTLV-1 positive serology from February 2010 to March 2011. Participants were HTLV-1 infected subjects followed in the HTLV-1 clinic of the University Hospital in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Patients with HTLV-1 associated myelopathy / tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), who had evidence of other neurological diseases, diabetes mellitus or were pregnant were excluded from the study. The questionnaire SF-36 was used to evaluate quality of life and the questionnaire OAB-V8 was used to evaluate urinary symptoms. Results: From the 118 individuals evaluated, 50 (42.4%) complained of urinary symptoms and 68 (57.6%) did not. Most participants were females. There was no difference between the groups regarding demographic variables. The group with symptoms showed significantly lower scores in all domains of the SF-36 questionnaire. The domains with greatest differences were vitality and general health state. Conclusions: Urinary symptoms negatively influence the quality of life of individuals infected with HTLV-1.
Description: p. 861-866
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/15929
ISSN: 1677-5538
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