2013 Annual National Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) Day Study


St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines




Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Prostate Cancer


Other: Prostate health screening

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


We aim to determine the effectiveness of 2013 "Mag paDRE ka" programme in increasing general public awareness on prostate health and promoting prostate health assessment among Filipino males aged 40 or older.

Full description

Convenience sampling method will be applied to collect all completed Philippine Urological Association (PUA) survey forms from the 11 Philippine Board of Urology accredited training institutions. A data collection form for the purpose of this study will be used to extract data from the Philippine Urological Association survey forms. The data collection form for this study will extract data, which include basic demographic characteristics of the patients (such as age and educational attainment), family history of prostate cancer, other medical conditions, history of prior prostate screening/ consultation for Lower urinary tract Symptoms or prostate disease. The International Prostate Symptom scores (IPSS) collected will be stratified according to mild (1-7), moderate (8-19) and severe (20-35) and the Filipino version Quality of Life (QoL) ratings will be stratified according to Grade 1, grade 2 and grade 3. DRE findings including the approximation of prostate size and prostate characteristic findings will be clustered to normal in size (20grams or less) versus enlarged (>20grams or 2 fingerbreadths in width), nodular vs non-nodular, doughy or hard, and tender versus non-tender. Participants will be classified according to the following : Target population for screening or not : Target population for screening is defined as Filipino males aged 40 years or older, who also had no previous consultation for Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or prostate cancer screening in the past 12 months Case Finding for significant LUTS or prostate cancer or not : Case of LUTS or prostate cancer is defined as Filipino males aged 40 years or older with IPSS > 8, OR, has abnormal Digital rectal exam (DRE) finding, which is defined as nodular OR hard OR tender. However, DRE finding of an enlarged prostate but non-nodular, doughy in character and non-tender will not be considered as a case of LUTS or prostate cancer suspect). Confidentiality of all data will be assured. The case report forms/ data collection form for this study will not contain any patient identifiers. All patient records will be coded in the electronic database as serial number and PUA-designated Institutional code (i.e. SLMC #0001). Only the investigators of this study and other authorized personnel from PUA will be given access to the study data. The PUA survey forms will be secured, filed and only accessed in PUA secretariat building. The electronic database coded with the data from the data collection from of this study will be set with password, and only the study investigators have access to the password.


925 patients




40+ years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Filipino male ages 40 or older consulted on "Pa-DRE ka" prostate health screening program 2013
  • patients presented to the Philippine Board of Urology accredited 11 training institutions
  • Consented for the screening program.
  • Completed the questionnaire of International Prostate symptoms score
  • Has been examined with digital rectal examination

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients who have incomplete data and did not consent for the screening program
  • Non-Filipino male patients

Trial design

925 participants in 1 patient group

New patient presented with prostate disease
prostate disease identified
Other: Prostate health screening

Trial contacts and locations



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