Predictive Values of Nocturia and Its Voiding Frequency on the Aging Males’ Symptoms

John Wai Man Yuen, Ivy Yuen Ping Wong, Peter Ka Fung Chiu, Jeremy Yuen Chun Teoh, Chi Kwok Chan, Chi Hang Yee, Chi Fai Ng

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Background: The link between nocturia and aging male symptoms (AMS) has not been scientifically established. This study aimed to measure the degree of severity of AMS that impacts health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adult males living with nocturia and to determine the predictive values of nocturnal factors on AMS. Methods: This is an extended analysis of new data collected by using the Hong Kong Traditional AMS (HK-AMS) scale and the Cantonese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in a recently published cross-sectional population-based survey. Results: Of the 781 respondents that completed the set of questionnaires, 68% and 61% of men living with nocturia reported clinically significant (at moderate-to-severe levels) somato-vegetative and sexual AMS; the prevalence and severity were increased with advancing nighttime voiding frequency. Age, the Global PSQI score, certain metabolic diseases, the nocturia-specific QoL (NQoL) score and bedtime voiding frequency were found to be significant predictive factors for composite somato-vegetative and sexual AMS. Conclusions: The current findings suggested the inclusion of nocturia when measuring male-specific HRQoL related to aging.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11632
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • aging male symptoms
  • bedtime urination
  • health-related quality of life
  • male adults
  • nocturia
  • NQoL
  • quality of life
  • sleep
  • urinary frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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