Journal article

Chronic pelvic pain - pain catastrophizing, pelvic pain and quality of life

Megan Sewell, Leonid Churilov, Samantha Mooney, Tony Ma, Peter Maher, Sonia R Grover

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PAIN | WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background and aims Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) impacts significantly on the lives of women. Negative coping responses such as pain catastrophizing are thought to be significant in predicting both pain severity and outcome. The combined effect of the individual's response to pain and its severity on their quality of life (QoL) has not been well studied in women with CPP. Aims were to determine the prevalence of pain catastrophizing in women with CPP and to examine the associations between pain catastrophizing and levels of dysmenorrhea, non-cyclical pelvic pain, dyspareunia, dysuria, dyschezia and QoL. Methods A cross-sectional study including women aged 18-50 years, referred to a tertiary gyn..

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