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 6580). 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.
Key words: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, nocturia, sleep quality, quality of life, PSQI, IPSS.