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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality of life in Brazilian women with endometriosis assessed through a medical outcome questionnaire
Author: Marques, A
Bahamondes, L
Aldrighi, JM
Petta, CA
Abstract: 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.
Subject: quality of life
endometriosis
Brazil
questionnaires
Country: EUA
Editor: Sci Printers & Publ Inc
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2004
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