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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Quality of life in Brazilian women with endometriosis assessed through a medical outcome questionnaire|
|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|
|Editor:||Sci Printers & Publ Inc|
|Citation:||Journal Of Reproductive Medicine. Sci Printers & Publ Inc, v. 49, n. 2, n. 115, n. 120, 2004.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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