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Communication Methods for Proper Engagement in a Discussion about Overactive Bladder and Recommended Treatment Options

Overactive bladder (OAB) is associated with significant morbidity and is recognized as a significant health issue, affecting 16.5% of U.S. adults.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Overactive bladder (OAB) is associated with significant morbidity and is recognized as a significant health issue, affecting 16.5% of U.S. adults.  Despite a high rate of prevalence, OAB remains under-diagnosed.  In this activity, we will discuss communication methods for proper engagement in a discussion about OAB with your patients and recommended treatment options.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Faculty:  

    Matt T. Rosenberg, MD
    Director
    MidMichigan Health Centers
    Section Editor of Urology, International Journal of Clinical Practice
    Jackson, MI

    Faculty’s disclosure

    Dr. Rosenberg  has disclosed that he receives consulting fees from Astellas, Bayer, and BioReference Laboratories.  He also receives speaker bureau fees from Astellas.

    Reviewers/Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Braun has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Nick Lombardi has disclosed he owns stock in Vertex.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP has nothing to disclose.
    • Jennifer Spear Smith, PhD has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Describe the adverse consequences and burden of disease patients with overactive bladder may experience.
    • Describe barriers to effective patient-physician communication concerning overactive bladder and how such barriers may be adequately addressed.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of the practicing family physician, internist, obstetrician/gynecologist, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Prova Education designs educational activities based on evidence-based medicine, needs and gaps analyses, learner feedback, and more. Its mission is to serve as an innovative and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Astellas.

  • System Requirements

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