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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 

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Journal article


World J Urol

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1125 - 1131


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bladder outlet obstruction, Decision-making, Lower urinary tract symptoms, Patient satisfaction, Patient-reported outcome measures, Self-assessed goal achievement, Male, Humans, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Treatment Outcome, Goals, Quality of Life, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Urethral Obstruction