alexa Quality of life in Brazilian women with endometriosis assessed through a medical outcome questionnaire
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology

Author(s): Marques A, Bahamondes L, Aldrighi JM, Petta CA

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OBJECTIVE:

To assess the quality of life in women with pelvic pain associated with endometriosis through the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36).

STUDY DESIGN:

The study was cross-sectional and conducted at a tertiary care center. Sixty women diagnosed surgically with endometriosis were interviewed during the first half of 2001.

RESULTS:

In general, a poor quality of life was observed among the women interviewed. No correlation was found between the quality of life and intensity of pain, use of medications and/or living with a partner. Women with moderate or severe endometriosis scored better on the emotional aspects of the questionnaire. Among those who exercised regularly, better scores on mental health were observed.

CONCLUSION:

According to the SF-36 questionnaire, this cohort study of Brazilian women with endometriosis showed a poor quality of life.

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This article was published in J Reprod Med and referenced in Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology

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