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Orv Hetil. 2012 Jul 8;153(27):1068-76. doi: 10.1556/OH.2012.29384.

[Health related quality of life and productivity of women with overactive bladder].

[Article in Hungarian]

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Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem Egészség-gazdaságtani és Egészségügyi Technológiaelemzési Kutatóközpont Budapest. marta.pentek@uni-corvinus.hu

Abstract

The objective of the research was to assess the health related quality of life and productivity of women with overactive bladder.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional survey was performed in 5 outpatient centers. General health status (EQ-5D), disease-specific quality of life (King's Health Questionnaire) and productivity (Work Productivity and Activity Impairment) were assessed.

RESULTS:

Sixty-one women with mean age of 57.7 (SD = 11.6) years have had symptoms for 6.6 (SD = 6.2) years and 57 (93%) had incontinence. The EQ-5D (mean 0.668, SD = 0.314) was not significantly lower than that of the average population (p>0.05). The impact of incontinence and physical limitation (mean 70.5 and 68.9, respectively) were significant, the King's Health Questionnaire-utility was 0.932 (SD = 0.029). Productivity scores of involved patients were: absenteeism 0.04% (SD = 0.11), presenteeism 43.64% (SD = 28.54), overall work impairment 40.97% (SD = 26.91), and other activities 47.72% (SD = 27.24).

CONCLUSIONS:

Applicability of the EQ-5D and King's Health Questionnaire as utility measures in overactive bladder deserve further research. Presenteeism should be considered in the evaluation of the therapy.

PMID:
22759747
DOI:
10.1556/OH.2012.29384
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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