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Journal:   RAZI JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JOURNAL OF IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)   DECEMBER 2011 , Volume 18 , Number 90; Page(s) 37 To 43.
 
Paper: 

QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS IN TEHRAN IN 2009

 
 
Author(s):  NOJOMI MARZIEH, BIJARI BITA*, MOSTAFAVIAN ZAHRA, KASHANIAN MARYAM
 
* DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, BIRJAND UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BIRJAND, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Endometriosis is a estrogen-depended and chronic gynecological disease. The symptoms of this with an overall negative impact on the psychosocial parameters in the patients, leading to a significant reduction of health-related quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life in patients with endometriosis.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on women with endometriosis in Several hospitals affiliated Tehran University of Medical Sciences, with non randomized sampling method. Health-related quality of life in patients with endometriosis was investigated with endometriosis health profile (EHP-30) questionnaire in 5 scales including Pain, Emotional well-being, control and powerlessness, Social support and self imaging scales. Data analyzed by descriptive statistics in SPSS (15) software.
Results: Mean age of 100 Participants in this study was 39.5±7.54 years. Quality of life scores in core questionnaire domains was 36.20 to 46.73 and in modular questionnaire domains was 34.85 to50.55.Most aspects affected by disease were psychological and pain in core questionnaire and infertility in modular questionnaire. The least affected by the disease was self image domain.
Conclusion: Our study showed that Endometriosis impairs health related quality of life, especially in the domains of psychological and pain. Emphasizing on life Quality of patients using appropriate medication therapy and Psychotherapy is necessary and important.

 
Keyword(s): ENDOMETRIOSIS, QUALITY OF LIFE, ENDOMETRIOSIS HEALTH PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE
 
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