Journal article

Life events in patients with vulvodynia

AF Plante, MA Kamm

BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Vulval pain, in the absence of pathology, may have a psychological basis that relates to life events. This study aimed to determine the nature of such events. DESIGN: Structured questionnaire about patient's symptoms and early-life events. SETTING: Private practice physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor disorders. POPULATION: Patients with vulvodynia as their primary symptom and control patients being treated for urinary tract disorder or post-childbirth routine physiotherapy who had no vulval pain on direct questioning. METHODS: Questionnaire applied to consecutive patients referred for treatment. Seventy-eight consecutive women presenting with vulvodynia (mean age 34 years..

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