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Health-related quality of life in men with corrected hypospadias: An explorative study


Ruppen-Greeff, N K; Weber, D M; Gobet, R; Landolt, M A (2013). Health-related quality of life in men with corrected hypospadias: An explorative study. Journal of Pediatric Urology, 9(5):551-558.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
The aim of the study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of men with a corrected hypospadias in comparison to circumcised controls. Furthermore, determinants of HRQoL were examined.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
In a cross-sectional study, HRQoL of 45 men with corrected hypospadias (mean age: 26.2 years +/- 5.1) was compared with a control group of 46 circumcised men (mean age: 25.5 years +/- 4.9). Participants answered three questionnaires: The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 item questionnaire (SF-36), the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), and the Penile Perception Score (PPS).
RESULTS:
Physical and mental dimensions of HRQoL were not impaired among men with corrected hypospadias if compared to circumcised men. Neither socio-demographic and medical variables nor erectile function (EF) predicted HRQoL. However, a negative genital self-perception (PPS) and a lower orgasmic function (OF) were risk factors for an impaired mental HRQoL.
CONCLUSIONS:
Our data suggest that the HRQoL of adult hypospadias patients is comparable to that of circumcised men. However, patients should be supported in developing a positive genital self-perception, because poor genital self-perception correlated with an impaired mental HRQoL. Since studies with non-operated men suggest that some adapt well to their penile condition, further studies should also include non-operated hypospadias.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
The aim of the study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of men with a corrected hypospadias in comparison to circumcised controls. Furthermore, determinants of HRQoL were examined.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
In a cross-sectional study, HRQoL of 45 men with corrected hypospadias (mean age: 26.2 years +/- 5.1) was compared with a control group of 46 circumcised men (mean age: 25.5 years +/- 4.9). Participants answered three questionnaires: The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 item questionnaire (SF-36), the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), and the Penile Perception Score (PPS).
RESULTS:
Physical and mental dimensions of HRQoL were not impaired among men with corrected hypospadias if compared to circumcised men. Neither socio-demographic and medical variables nor erectile function (EF) predicted HRQoL. However, a negative genital self-perception (PPS) and a lower orgasmic function (OF) were risk factors for an impaired mental HRQoL.
CONCLUSIONS:
Our data suggest that the HRQoL of adult hypospadias patients is comparable to that of circumcised men. However, patients should be supported in developing a positive genital self-perception, because poor genital self-perception correlated with an impaired mental HRQoL. Since studies with non-operated men suggest that some adapt well to their penile condition, further studies should also include non-operated hypospadias.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:31 May 2013
Deposited On:20 Aug 2013 06:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:55
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1477-5131
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2013.04.016
PubMed ID:23731562

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