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Social and economic burden of recurrent urinary tract infections and quality of life : a patient web-based study (GESPRIT)

Wagenlehner, Florian; Wullt, Björn LU ; Ballarini, Stefania; Zingg, Daniel and Naber, Kurt G. (2018) In Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 18(1). p.107-117
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Background: Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in approximately 50% of women, and 20–30% experience recurrent UTI. Data on UTIs and quality of life (QoL) in Europe are limited. Methods: This was an anonymous, self-administered web-based survey conducted in 5 countries (Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and Italy), on adult women who had experienced recurrent UTI and were affected by acute UTI currently or within 4 weeks of study entry. Questions covered disease course; management; social and economic burden; education, income, and health insurance status. QoL was evaluated using the SF-12v2. Results: Participants reported a mean of 5.15 UTI symptoms, ranging from 4.85 − 5.38 in Russia and Germany. There was a... (More)

Background: Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in approximately 50% of women, and 20–30% experience recurrent UTI. Data on UTIs and quality of life (QoL) in Europe are limited. Methods: This was an anonymous, self-administered web-based survey conducted in 5 countries (Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and Italy), on adult women who had experienced recurrent UTI and were affected by acute UTI currently or within 4 weeks of study entry. Questions covered disease course; management; social and economic burden; education, income, and health insurance status. QoL was evaluated using the SF-12v2. Results: Participants reported a mean of 5.15 UTI symptoms, ranging from 4.85 − 5.38 in Russia and Germany. There was a mean of 2.78 doctor visits per year (1.74 − 3.71 in Russia and Germany; p < 0.0001). 80.3% of participants had been treated with antibiotics, mean prescriptions ranged from 2.17 (Poland) to 3.36 (Germany) per person per year. A mean of 3.09 days sick leave due to UTIs, and 3.45 days of limited activities, were reported. Although 73.8% of participants had tried prophylaxis recurrence was common and associated with mental stress for a high proportion of women. Conclusions: Our results indicate that recurrent UTIs have a significant impact on QoL of women in Europe.

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Disease burden, economic burden, health-related quality of life, mental health, prophylaxis, recurrent urinary tract infections
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Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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18
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107 - 117
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Future Drugs Ltd
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1473-7167
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10.1080/14737167.2017.1359543
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  abstract     = {<p>Background: Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in approximately 50% of women, and 20–30% experience recurrent UTI. Data on UTIs and quality of life (QoL) in Europe are limited. Methods: This was an anonymous, self-administered web-based survey conducted in 5 countries (Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and Italy), on adult women who had experienced recurrent UTI and were affected by acute UTI currently or within 4 weeks of study entry. Questions covered disease course; management; social and economic burden; education, income, and health insurance status. QoL was evaluated using the SF-12v2. Results: Participants reported a mean of 5.15 UTI symptoms, ranging from 4.85 − 5.38 in Russia and Germany. There was a mean of 2.78 doctor visits per year (1.74 − 3.71 in Russia and Germany; p &lt; 0.0001). 80.3% of participants had been treated with antibiotics, mean prescriptions ranged from 2.17 (Poland) to 3.36 (Germany) per person per year. A mean of 3.09 days sick leave due to UTIs, and 3.45 days of limited activities, were reported. Although 73.8% of participants had tried prophylaxis recurrence was common and associated with mental stress for a high proportion of women. Conclusions: Our results indicate that recurrent UTIs have a significant impact on QoL of women in Europe.</p>},
  author       = {Wagenlehner, Florian and Wullt, Björn and Ballarini, Stefania and Zingg, Daniel and Naber, Kurt G.},
  issn         = {1473-7167},
  keyword      = {Disease burden,economic burden,health-related quality of life,mental health,prophylaxis,recurrent urinary tract infections},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {107--117},
  publisher    = {Future Drugs Ltd},
  series       = {Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  title        = {Social and economic burden of recurrent urinary tract infections and quality of life : a patient web-based study (GESPRIT)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14737167.2017.1359543},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2018},
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