The Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and its Association with Health Outcomes Among Older Residents in Nursing Homes (78949)

Session Information:

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 15:30
Session: Poster Session 2
Room: Orion Hall (5F)
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Lower urinary tract symptoms are a common health problem in older adults, but older nursing home residents have limited information. This study aimed to examine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptom and its association with health outcomes (sleep quality and fatigue) among older residents in private nursing homes. With purposive inclusion criteria, 120 participants residing in private nursing homes were recruited for the study. The data collection process was conducted through structured interviews with standard questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression were utilized for data analysis.
The findings revealed that the prevalence of LUTS was 96.7%, including mild (60.8%), moderate (33.3%), and severe symptoms (2.6%), respectively. For health outcomes, most of the participants (73.3%) had poor sleep quality with an average score of 7.89 (SD. = 3.62), while half of the participants (50%) had severe fatigue when the fatigue score was transformed to z-score. Participants suffering from LUTS with moderate to severe symptoms were 3.35 times more likely to develop poor sleep quality (OR = 3.35, 95%CI: 1.12-9.99, p = 0.03) compared to those with mild symptoms. Regarding fatigue, persons suffering from LUTS with moderate to severe symptoms were 2.61 times more likely to develop severe fatigue (OR = 2.61, 95%CI: 1.12-6.07, p-value = 0.02) than those with mild symptoms.
This study highlights the relationship between LUTS and health outcomes—sleep quality and fatigue, which serve as a basis for direct interventions aimed at preventing and promoting the health of older people.

Krit Kobkam, Mahidol University, Thailand
Suparb Aree-Ue, Mahidol University, Thailand
Inthira Roopsawang, Mahidol University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Krit Kobkam is a University Postgraduate Student at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in Thailand

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