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Nojomi M, Bijari B, Mostafavian Z, Kashanian M. Quality of life in patients with endometriosis in Tehran in 2009. RJMS 2011; 18 (90) :37-43
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symptoms of this with an overall negative impact on the psychosocial parameters in the patients,

leading to a significant reduction of health-related quality of life. The aim of this study was to

evaluate health-related quality of life in patients with endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a estrogen- depended and chronic gynecological disease. The


hospitals affiliated Tehran University of Medical Sciences, with non randomized sampling method.

Health-related quality of life in patients with endometriosis was investigated with endometriosis

health profile (EHP-30) questionnaire in 5 scales including Pain, Emotional well-being, control and

powerlessness, Social support and self imaging scales. Data analyzed by descriptive statistics in SPSS

(15) software.

: This cross-sectional study was performed on women with endometriosis in Several


questionnaire domains was 36.20 to 46.73 and in modular questionnaire domains was 34.85

to50.55.Most aspects affected by disease were psychological and pain in core questionnaire and

infertility in modular questionnaire. The least affected by the disease was self image domain.

: Mean age of 100 Participants in this study was 39.5±7.54 years. Quality of life scores in core


the domains of psychological and pain. Emphasizing on life Quality of patients using appropriate

medication therapy and Psychotherapy is necessary and important.

: Our study showed that Endometriosis impairs health related quality of life, especially in
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