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Endometriosis psychological aspects: a literature review

Endometriosis psychological aspects: a literature review

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Article Type: REVIEW

Article Subject: Basic sciences

DOI:10.5301/jeppd.5000276

Authors

Kefayat Chaman-Ara, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Elham Bahrami

Abstract

Introduction

Current evidence suggests that endometriosis imposes a considerable psychological burden on the affected women. This study was aimed to review this evidence.

Methods

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.

Results

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.

Conclusions

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.

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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Authors

Affiliations

  •  Mehr Hospital, Borazjan - Iran
  •  Healthcare Management Department, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd - Iran
  •  Ayatollah Khatami Hospital, Yazd - Iran

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