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OAB's psychological toll highlighted

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Int J Urol Nurs doi: 10.1111/ijun.12054

About 16% to 17.5% of the population lives with overactive bladder (OAB), enduring urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence. Unsurprisingly, OAB can undermine quality of life (QoL), work productivity and mental health. Now, a study that enrolled nine men and 32 women from the North of England has suggested that OAB still disrupts QoL and psychological wellbeing even after treatment.

The Astellas-funded study enrolled OAB outpatients, aged between 20 and 87 years, managed in a secondary care clinic. Patients did not rate any OAB treatment - including bladder training, medication or surgery - as 'highly useful'. 68% received bladder training, but


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