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Health-related quality of life in endometriosis: The influence of endometriosis-related symptom presence and distress

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Van Niekerk, L and Johnstone, L and Matthewson, M, Health-related quality of life in endometriosis: The influence of endometriosis-related symptom presence and distress, Journal of health psychology, 27, (14) pp. 3121-3135. ISSN 1461-7277 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/13591053221085051

Abstract

This international cross-sectional study examined the relationships between endometriosis-related symptom experience and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in 318 women with endometriosis. Measures of symptom burden and distress, pain, psychological wellbeing, and HRQoL were collected via an online survey. Age, symptom duration, burden, and distress were associated with lower psychological wellbeing and HRQoL, with small to medium effect sizes. Somatic concern, depression, pain, dysmenorrhea, clitoral pain, dyspareunia, and bloating were found to be significant correlates of HRQoL. The findings highlight the importance of considering a broader range of endometriosis-related symptoms than pain alone and the ongoing need to reduce diagnostic delay in endometriosis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:endometriosis, health-related quality of life, pain, psychological wellbeing, symptom burden
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Women's and maternal health
UTAS Author:Van Niekerk, L (Dr Leesa Van Niekerk)
UTAS Author:Johnstone, L (Miss Lucy Johnstone)
UTAS Author:Matthewson, M (Dr Mandy Matthewson)
ID Code:154372
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2022-11-27
Last Modified:2023-01-16
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