Overactive bladder (OAB) affects around 12% of the adult population and is the subject of thousands of studies. Qualitative studies of OAB are less common and the patient voice is rarely heard. This protocol outlines the theoretical framework underpinning the study and defines the methodology that will be used to investigate the lived experience of OAB and choices regarding treatment options. This study will reference the patient experience of receiving acupuncture for OAB symptoms, a novel treatment with a growing evidence base. This is the first study to address patient experience related to acupuncture for OAB and may produce information of use to people with OAB, clinicians and those developing new pathways of care.
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||6 Feb 2023|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2023|