Male Sexual Health Questionnaire (MSHQ) - Sexual Function Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Handok Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Identifier:
First received: January 25, 2007
Last updated: November 28, 2007
Last verified: November 2007


To assess improvement in ejaculation from baseline to the end of treatment (Week 12 or premature withdrawal) with Alfuzosin 10mg OD, using MSHQ score.


  • To evaluate sexual function improvement
  • To evaluate LUTS (Lower Uninary Tract Symptoms) improvement
  • To evaluate the association between LUTS severity and sexual function.
  • To assess the safety and the tolerability of Alfuzosin 10mg OD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open, Non-Comparative, Multicenter Study on the Sexual Function Improvement Following Treatment With Alfuzosin in Patients With Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

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Further study details as provided by Handok Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline to the end of treatment in the MSHQ ejaculation total score

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline to 4 weeks in MSHQ ejaculation total score
  • Mean change from baseline to 4 weeks and the end of treatment in MSHQ erection total score and in the satisfaction total score
  • Mean change from baseline to 4 weeks and the end of treatment in MSHQ ejaculation questions, in the erection and satisfaction sub-scores
  • Mean change from baseline to 4 weeks and the end of treatment in the I-PSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) total score and in the Quality of Life
  • Mean change from baseline to 4 weeks and the end of treatment in I-PSS sub-scores for voiding, filling and nocturia symptoms
  • Mean change from baseline to 4 weeks and the end of treatment in the peak urinary flow rate (Qmax)
  • Correlation between MSHQ and IPSS
  • Evaluation of adverse events, vital signs (blood pressure and heart rate in sitting position), PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) and creatinine.

Estimated Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering from moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), suggestive of symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) diagnosed by the Investigator
  • Patients with an I-PSS total score ≥ 8
  • Patients sexually active as defined by at least one of the following activities in the last 4 weeks: intercourse, caressing, foreplay, masturbation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a known history of hepatic or severe renal insufficiency, unstable angina pectoris
  • Patients who had a previous prostate surgery
  • Patients who had a prostate biopsy or minimally invasive procedure within 6 months prior to inclusion
  • Patients with a prostate surgery or minimally invasive procedure during the whole study period
  • Patients with an active urinary tract infection or prostatitis
  • Patients with a neuropathic bladder defined as a spinal injury consequence or related to a neurological disorder or a known residual volume ≥ 350 ml
  • Patients with a diagnosed prostate cancer
  • Patients having received 5a-reductase inhibitors or LUTS related-phytotherapy within 6 months prior to inclusion, or a1-blockers within 30 days prior to inclusion
  • Patients receiving any treatment for erectile dysfunction (i.e. phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors) at inclusion
  • Patients with a history of postural hypotension or syncope
  • Patients with a known hypersensitivity to alfuzosin

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00427882

Korea, Republic of
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Handok Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Hyou-Young Rhim, Dr. Handok Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00427882     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALFUS_L_01778
Study First Received: January 25, 2007
Last Updated: November 28, 2007
Health Authority: South Korea: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Prostatic Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Pathologic Processes
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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