Endometriosis psychological aspects: a literature review
J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2017; 9(2): 105 - 111
Article Type: REVIEW
AuthorsKefayat Chaman-Ara, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Elham Bahrami
Current evidence suggests that endometriosis imposes a considerable psychological burden on the affected women. This study was aimed to review this evidence.
A comprehensive electronic search was performed in Science direct, Medline/ PubMed, PsychINFO, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Clinical Trials, Scopus, Google scholar, Magiran and SID (Scientific Information Database) up to December, 15, 2016. Methodological quality of retrieved studies was assessed using a valid checklist. The main findings with regard to the objective of this review are extracted and summarized in tables.
A total of 24 studies were included in the review from which, 23 used quantitative method and 1 used qualitative. Key findings of all studies showed that endometriosis reduces various aspects of psychological well-being.
Psychological interventions ranging from screening, providing consultation to psychiatric treatment prescriptions as same as the social supports such as work incentives should be integrated to endometriosis management protocols.
- • Accepted on 13/02/2017
- • Available online on 28/02/2017
- • Published in print on 06/06/2017
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- Chaman-Ara, Kefayat [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Bahrami, Mohammad Amin [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Bahrami, Elham [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 3, * Corresponding Author (email@example.com)
Mehr Hospital, Borazjan - Iran
Healthcare Management Department, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd - Iran
Ayatollah Khatami Hospital, Yazd - Iran