Comparison of traditional outcome measures and self-assessed goal achievement in patients treated surgically for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Pratsinis M., Müllhaupt G., Güsewell S., Betschart P., Zumstein V., Engeler D., Schmid H-P., Lamb AD., Abt D.
PURPOSE: To determine self-assessed goal achievement (SAGA) outcomes in men treated surgically for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) and compare them to the traditional outcome measures. METHODS: Single-center analysis of prospective database of men undergoing surgical treatment of LUTS/BPO at a single institution between July 2019 and March 2021. We assessed individual goals, traditional questionnaires, and functional outcomes prior to treatment, and at first follow-up after 6-12 weeks. We compared SAGA outcomes 'overall goal achievement' and 'satisfaction with treatment' to subjective and objective outcomes using Spearman's rank correlations (rho). RESULTS: A total of sixty-eight patients completed the individual goal formulation prior to surgery. Preoperative goals varied between different treatments and individuals. IPSS correlated with 'overall goal achievement' (rho = - 0.78, p