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IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1317-1323

The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Awad Awied Alharbi, Sarah Al Mohaisen, Amani Shabab Alotaibi, Arwa Abdullah Alrumaih, Isra Ali Alghamdi, Ghaida Ali Alghamdi, Mohammed Abdulmohsen Almuhanna.

ABSTRACT

Background: Exploring the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients may lead to optimizing therapeutic interventions that could improve their quality of life (QoL). The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of LUTS in patients with MS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This cross-sectional study targeted Saudi nationals aged 18-50 who were previously diagnosed with MS and presented with urinary tract dysfunction symptoms. It was conducted from November 2020 to January 2021 through the distribution of a self-administered electronic questionnaire. Results: Data were collected from 158 patients with MS. Most participants (44.3%) were between 30 and 39 years old, and 64.6% were female. The severity of LUTS is significantly associated with the QoL of patients, where an increase in severity of LUTS would worsen their QoL (p < 0.001). More than half of the sample (52.5%) indicated that they had taken treatment for these symptoms, 40.7% of whom reported using medicinal treatment. The duration of illness, age, or gender was found to have no significant effect on LUTS severity. Conclusion: We found that LUTS and urinary incontinence prevalence among patients with MS do not significantly correlate with different genders and age groups. LUTS seem to have a significant negative impact on the QoL of patients with MS.

Keywords:
Multiple sclerosis, LUTS, neurogenic bladder, urinary incontinence


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The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Awad Awied Alharbi
Department of Neuroscience, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sarah Al Mohaisen
Urology Department, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Amani Shabab Alotaibi
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Arwa Abdullah Alrumaih
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Isra Ali Alghamdi
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ghaida Ali Alghamdi
Collage of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Abdulmohsen Almuhanna

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Correspondence to:
. Arwa Abdullah Alrumaih, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Arwaabdullahr@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 10 May 2021
Accepted 26 May 2021
Published online 26 May 2021
Published in print 29 Jun 2021

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Alharbi AA, Mohaisen SA, Alotaibi AS, Alrumaih AA, Alghamdi IA, Alghamdi GA, Almuhanna MA. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi AA, Mohaisen SA, Alotaibi AS, Alrumaih AA, Alghamdi IA, Alghamdi GA, Almuhanna MA. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=79934 [Access: September 19, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi AA, Mohaisen SA, Alotaibi AS, Alrumaih AA, Alghamdi IA, Alghamdi GA, Almuhanna MA. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi AA, Mohaisen SA, Alotaibi AS, Alrumaih AA, Alghamdi IA, Alghamdi GA, Almuhanna MA. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited September 19, 2021]; 5(6): 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi, A. A., Mohaisen, . S. A., Alotaibi, . A. S., Alrumaih, . A. A., Alghamdi, . I. A., Alghamdi, . G. A. & Almuhanna, . M. A. (2021) The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (6), 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi, Awad Awied, Sarah Al Mohaisen, Amani Shabab Alotaibi, Arwa Abdullah Alrumaih, Isra Ali Alghamdi, Ghaida Ali Alghamdi, and Mohammed Abdulmohsen Almuhanna. 2021. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi, Awad Awied, Sarah Al Mohaisen, Amani Shabab Alotaibi, Arwa Abdullah Alrumaih, Isra Ali Alghamdi, Ghaida Ali Alghamdi, and Mohammed Abdulmohsen Almuhanna. "The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alharbi, Awad Awied, Sarah Al Mohaisen, Amani Shabab Alotaibi, Arwa Abdullah Alrumaih, Isra Ali Alghamdi, Ghaida Ali Alghamdi, and Mohammed Abdulmohsen Almuhanna. "The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.6 (2021), 1317-1323. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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Alharbi, A. A., Mohaisen, . S. A., Alotaibi, . A. S., Alrumaih, . A. A., Alghamdi, . I. A., Alghamdi, . G. A. & Almuhanna, . M. A. (2021) The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1317-1323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620473751


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