Table 8.2. IPSS Symptoms Score
Over the Past Month or So
Not at all
Less than one time in 5
Less than half the time
About half the time
More than half the time
How often have you had a sensation of not 0 1
emptying your bladder after you finished urinating?
How often have you had to urinate again 0 1
less than 2 hours after you finished urinating?
How often have you found you stopped 0 1
and started again several times when you urinated?
How often have you found it difficult to 0 1
How often have you had a weak urinary 0 1
How often have you had to push or strain 0 1
to begin urination?
How many times did you most typically 0 1
get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until you got up in the morning?
Quality of life due to urinary symptoms:
If you were to spend the rest of your life with your urinary condition just the way it is now, how would you feel about that?
Total IPSS score = (out of 35)
• 8-19 moderate symptoms
0 = delighted
1 = pleased
2 = mostly satisfied
3 = mixed (equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
4 = mostly dissatisfied
5 = unhappy
6 = terrible
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