Adv Ther (2017) 34:2661–2673 DOI 10.1007/s12325-017-0633-5 ORIGINAL RESEARCH The Better Understanding and Recognition of the Disconnects, Experiences, and Needs of Patients with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (BURDEN-CIC) Study: Results of an Online Questionnaire . . . . Lucinda A. Harris John Horn Michele Kissous-Hunt Leslie Magnus Eamonn M. M. Quigley Received: July 21, 2017 / Published online: November 6, 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication participated in a complementary online ques- ABSTRACT tionnaire (n = 331). Results: Most patients had used (58%) or were Introduction: There is limited literature com- using (51%) over-the-counter treatments for their paring the experiences and attitudes of patients CIC, with only 16% currently on prescription with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) to therapy. More than half (59%) of current CIC pre- those of healthcare professionals (HCPs) treating scription users were not satisﬁed/completely satis- CIC patients. The BURDEN-CIC study was con- ﬁed with their current chronic treatment. Many ducted to better understand the experiences and patients (42%) felt frustrated regarding their CIC, ongoing needs of CIC patients and to assess their and a similar percentage (40%) expressed accep- alignment versus disconnection with the percep- tance that CIC was part of their daily
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Published: Nov 6, 2017
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