Health-related quality of life and psychological well-being in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: An integrative review

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Abstract

Aim:

This integrative review aims to summarize the evidence regarding the health-related quality of life, psychological well-being, and the relevant influencing factors in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Methods:

An integrative published work review was adopted. Articles published in English from 2002 to 2014 that addressed the variables of health-related quality of life, psychological well-being, or the relevant influencing factors in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia were included.

Results:

Of the 4708 articles retrieved, 16 were deemed relevant. Analysis of the published work suggests that benign prostatic hyperplasia has a negative impact on health-related quality of life, citing two major predictive factors: lower urinary tract symptoms and medical management. The psychological well-being of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia remains inconclusive as very limited studies have been conducted to investigate this aspect in these men. Limited studies collectively investigate the relationship among concepts such as health-related quality of life, psychological well-being, and sociodemographic and clinical factors related to benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Conclusion:

This review highlights the need to conduct further study on health-related quality of life and the psychological well-being of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, especially in an Asian context. Such efforts promote patient-centric care and improve patient satisfaction through incorporating the concept of health-related quality of life into clinical practices.

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