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Question 4#

Which of the following is FALSE regarding the International Prostate Symptom Score?

a. The questionnaire has eight questions
b. The first seven questions are graded from 1 to 5
c. Includes a question grading the symptom of intermittent flow
d. A score of 8 signifies moderate LUTS
e. A score of 20 signifies severe LUTS

Correct Answer is B


Answer B

The IPSS is a validated questionnaire adopted from the AUA symptom score with an additional quality of life score. There are seven questions graded 0–5 and a single quality of life question graded 0–6. LUTS can be categorised into mild (0–7), moderate (8–19) and severe (20–35).