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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Symptom Index

Questionnaire from The American Urological Association, 2004
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For every given scenario in the left column use the scale below to rate the frequency at which it occurred over the last month or so:

                  • 0= Not at all
                  • 1= Less than 1 time in 5
                  • 2= Less than 1/2 the time
                  • 3= About 1/2 the time
                  • 4= More than 1/2 the time
                  • 5= Almost always
Using the scale above, over the last month or so...
Frequency often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating? often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating? often have you stopped and started again several times when you urinated? often have you found it difficult to postpone urination? often have you had a weak urinary stream? often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?  
Do not use the scale above for this last question
In the last month, how many times did you most typically get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until the time you got up in the morning? (For example, if you got up 3 times during the night, your score would be 3)  

Total Symptom Score

Calculate your Symptom Score:
Add the score from each scenario to obtain your symptom score and
then compare it to the severity scale:
1-7=Mild,  8-19= Moderate, 20-35=Severe

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