A significant number of aging men suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), often caused by benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Optimal evaluation of patients with LUTS/BPH, treatment selection and follow-up by the physicians and medication adherence are essential in the management of LUTS. This mobile app pilot project represents a strong collaboration between the Société Internationale d'Urologie, urologists, and general practitioners in supporting healthcare improvement for LUTS/BPH with use of a mobile application.
This pilot study has two goals: 1) to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile app for men presenting at their physician, who are starting medical therapy and naïve for treatment, and 2) identify potential gaps, clarify controversial points of the app and document the communication between patients, physicians and supervising urologists in order to optimize the application and assess medication adherence.
This pilot study includes centres from Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
Lead Investigator: Stavros Gravas, MD, PhD, FEBU; University Hospital of Larissa and Institute for Monitoring of Urogenital Diseases
Co-Investigators and Participating Centres:
1. Ignacio Moncada, MD; Zarzuela University Hospital, Spain
2. Vitor Cavadas, MD; Porto University Hospital, Portugal
3. Mauro Gacci, MD; University of Florence, Italy
4. Jean de la Rosette, MD, PhD and Selçuk Güven, MD, PhD; Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey
Note: This app is used for a pilot study and is only available to patients enrolled in the study.
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