Journal article

Adherence to topical therapies in actinic keratosis: A literature review

Peter Foley, Eggert Stockfleth, Ketty Peris, Nicole Basset-Seguin, Rino Cerio, Jose Antonio Sanches, Carlos Guillen, Emily Farrington, Mark Lebwohl

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common skin condition, for which topical therapies are frequently prescribed. This review summarises current understanding of patient adherence and persistence to topical AK treatment by identifying literature relating to measures of adherence and persistence and influencing factors. METHODS: A multi-database literature search was conducted (2004-2015) using key search terms. Supplementary searches of pivotal clinical trials and reference lists of eligible papers were also conducted. RESULTS: Non-adherence and non-persistence rates varied between real-world studies (10-63% and 23-31%, respectively), with combined non-adherence and non-persistence repor..

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