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Overactive bladder: strategies to ensure treatment compliance and adherence

Authors Dhaliwal P, Wagg A

Received 28 January 2016

Accepted for publication 24 March 2016

Published 3 June 2016 Volume 2016:11 Pages 755—760

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S69636

Checked for plagiarism Yes

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Supriya Swarnkar

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Walker

Prabhpreet Dhaliwal, Adrian Wagg

Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Abstract: Overactive bladder is a common, debilitating condition for many patients who may benefit from pharmacological management of their condition. However, adherence to medication in this condition is markedly worse than other chronic medical conditions. This review explores what is known about persistence and the factors which influence medication adherence for overactive bladder, those factors that might be modifiable to improve adherence, and the measures the health care provider can take to optimize adherence to therapy and thereby improve treatment outcomes.

Keywords: overactive bladder, persistence, adherence

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