How are quality of life and functional status assessed in chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In patients with persistent symptoms, further evaluation should be done to assess their quality of life, functional status, and satisfaction with care. The National Institutes of Health's Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network developed a symptom index that is widely used for clinical evaluation and research. It has been accepted by the international prostatitis research community and shown to be reliable in primary care and clinical trials. [27, 28, 7]


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