The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and factors affecting their occurrence in a large Polish cohort. However, result suggest that prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients diagnosed with BPH is associated with severity of LUTS, erectile dysfunction, nocturia, BPH pharmacotherapy (5αRIs), sedentary life style, and comorbidities including obesity.
• Four thousand thirty-five men (4,035) diagnosed with BPH participated in the survey (age 65 ± 8 years).
• The occurrence of symptoms of depression was assessed using the Beck depression inventory, severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on the basis of the international prostate symptoms score, and erectile dysfunction using the international index of erectile function (IIEF-5).
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