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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
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Research Article

Endometriosis Painful Symptoms and its Relationship with Quality of Life in Women Referring to Educational Centers of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

Author(s): Sevda Alizad, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Behnaz Sadeghzadeh Oskouei and Soheila Bani*

Volume 20, Issue 1, 2024

Published on: 20 January, 2023

Article ID: e121222211861 Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573404819666221212112842

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Background: Endometriosis is one of the most frequent illnesses and is connected with substantial problems, such as pain and reduced social function.

Objective: This study aimed to examine the association between painful endometriosis symptoms and women's quality of life.

Methods: This research included 169 endometriosis patients. Data was collected using sociodemographic, ENDO PAIN- 4D, and EHP-30 questionnaires. To examine the relationships between pain symptoms and quality of life, the Pearson correlation test was performed. Also, the general linear model with controlling the probable confounding variables was used for multivariate analysis.

Results: The mean (SD) of the overall ENDOPAIN 4D and the overall EHP 30 scores were 66.0 (61.0), and 35.9 (22.4), respectively. In terms of quality of life, the emotional domain had the greatest 42.0 (20.3), and the pain domain had the lowest mean score 7.2 (4.5). The total score of EHP 30 and ENDOPAIN 4D had a substantial positive connection (r = 0.55 and p > 0.001). With an increasing ENDOPAIN 4D score, the quality-of-life score increased (B = 0.2; CI: 95 %: 0.1 to 0.2). Explaining that in the EHP-30 scale, the quality of life worsens as the score increases.

Conclusion: This study found that the more intense the painful symptoms of endometriosis, the poorer the quality of life. Thus, it is vital to lessen the painful symptoms and practice self-care to enhance these patients' quality of life.

Keywords: Endometriosis, quality of life, painful symptoms of endometriosis, pearson correlation test, social function, self-care.

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