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PROSTATE TEST
(American Urological Association Symptom Index)

For questions 1 – 6,
score 0 for “not at all”
1 for “less than 1 time in 5”
2 for “less than half the time”
3 for “about half the time”
4 for “more than half the time”
5 for “almost always”

  1. 1. Over the past month or so, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating? _______
  2. Over the past month or so, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating? _______
  3. Over the past month or so, how often have you found you have stopped and started again several times when you urinated? _______
  4. Over the past month or so, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?_______
  5. Over the past month or so, how often have you had a weak urinary stream? _______
  6. Over the past month or so, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination? _______
  7. Over the last month, how many times did you most typically get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until the time you got up in the morning? (0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) _______

The sum of the answer scores gives us the severity of the BPH as follows:

0 – 7 = mild prostatism
8 – 18 = moderate prostatism
19 – 35 = severe prostatism

 

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