Does acupuncture improve overactive bladder symptoms? A protocol for a qualitative study to explore patient experiences of receiving acupuncture for OAB symptoms

Katharine Emma Hargreaves*, Jenni Naisby, Gill Barry, Katherine Baker

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100023
Number of pages4
JournalContinence Reports
Volume5
Early online date6 Feb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023

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