Quality of sleep in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia

Muhammad Zahid, Amber Tahir Siddiqui

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Objective: To assess sleep quality in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Methodology: The study enrolled 135 men diagnosed with BPH. All completed two instruments - International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) to measure the severity of BPH and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) to measure the sleep quality. Data were analyzed using SPSS v.22. Results: Mean age was 69.12±11.258 years (range 65-80). The most common lower urinary tract symptoms were increased urinary frequency (89.6%) and nocturia (85.9%). Mild BPH was present in 50.37%, moderate in 34.07% and severe BPH was seen in 15.5% men. 31.8% were “unhappy” with their overall quality of life. Patients with mild BPH had the least PSQI score indicating higher sleep quality; severe BPH had highest PSQI indicating lower quality of sleep. Conclusion: Benign prostate hyperplasia reduces the overall quality of life and sleep efficiency. It is a manageable condition and timely intervention can help maintain a healthy quality of life in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalRawal Medical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • BPH
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • IPSS
  • Nocturia
  • PSQI
  • Quality of life
  • Sleep quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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