Published: 2020-07-24

Treatment of psychological morbidity secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia: a comparative study

Ayman A. Alqaralleh, Ashraf S. Al Majali, Alen M. Jaradat, Tareq G. Alnaser, Maysaa K. Abo Qamar, Belal A. Alkhawaldah, Qasem M. Alqaisi, Mohammad A. Abdeldayem, Mohammad A. Al Qudah


Background: Authors tend to compare the medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with the surgical option regarding lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and related psychological morbidity.

Methods: A retrospective study of (1614) patients who were managed by either transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) or medical treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) over a period of 5 years between (Sep. 2013 and Sep. 2018) carried out in Prince Hussein Urology Center at Jordanian Royal Medical Services. Patients were classified into two groups, group1 (807 patients) who get a medical option and group 2 (807 patients who underwent TURPs. A comparison between both groups according to the effect of minimizing the psychological morbidities was done over a period of 1-year follow-up after reviewing the patient’s medical records.

Results: Ages of the patients for group1 and 2 were (47-68 years), (49-73 years), respectively. There were significant differences at the level of depression, anxiety and psychiatric morbidity pre-treatment between both groups p-value <0.05, and no significant differences after treatment in group 1 regarding these levels, p-value>0.05, but significant differences in the level of improvement after treatment between both groups and in group 2 were found, p-value <0.05.

Conclusions: The severity of LUTS and psychological morbidity have a positive relationship and were higher in the pretreatment surgical group, but the effect of TURP was superior to the medical group in the management of this morbidity and its causative (LUTS).


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Lower urinary tract symptoms, Medical treatment, Psychological morbidity, Transurethral resection of prostate

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