Journal article

A consensus approach to improving patient adherence and persistence with topical treatment for actinic keratosis

Eggert Stockfleth, Ketty Peris, Carlos Guillen, Rino Cerio, Nicole Basset-Seguin, Peter Foley, Jose Sanches, Alex Culshaw, Sandra Erntoft, Mark Lebwohl

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Topical therapy is important in the treatment of actinic keratosis, but guidance for improving adherence/persistence during topical therapy is still lacking. OBJECTIVES: To utilize expert consensus to generate a list of recommendations to improve real-world efficacy when prescribing topical therapy for actinic keratosis. METHODS: An expert panel of eight dermatologists was convened to generate recommendations based on facilitated discussion and consensus generation using a modified Delphi session. The recommendations were ratified with the expert panel. RESULTS: Facilitated discussion generated 31 issues within five themes, which were prioritized using expert voting. Consensus wa..

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