Primary care physician practices in the diagnosis, treatment and management of men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

E. A. Calhoun, J. Q. Clemens, M. S. Litwin, E. Walker-Corkery, T. Markossian, J. W. Kusek, M. McNaughton-Collins

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Abstract

To describe practice patterns of primary care physicians (PCPs) for the diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), we surveyed 556 PCPs in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles (RR = 52%). Only 62% reported ever seeing a patient like the one described in the vignette. In all, 16% were 'not at all' familiar with CP/CPPS, and 48% were 'not at all' familiar with the National Institutes of Health classification scheme. PCPs reported practice patterns regarding CP/CPPS, which are not supported by evidence. Although studies suggest that CP/CPPS is common, many PCPs reported little or no familiarity, important knowledge deficits and limited experience in managing men with this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-295
Number of pages8
JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Cancer Research

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