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Analysis of preoperative and postoperative quality of life, sexual function, and sleep in patients with endometriosis: a prospective cohort study

Abstract

Purpose

Endometriosis affects the quality of life, sleep, and sexual life of patients due to pain. This study compared the scores of endometriosis patients in these three areas before and after surgery.

Methods

Patients between the ages of 18 and 60 with a prediagnosis of endometriosis were enrolled. Postoperative histopathological diagnosis of endometriosis was confirmed in all patients. This study included 56 patients who completed pre- and postoperative (three months) evaluation of quality scale questionnaires: a visual analog scale for pelvic pain, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Morningness–Eveningness Questionnaire, Endometriosis Health Profile-30 Questionnaire, and Female Sexual Function Index were administered prior to and 3 months after each patient’s surgery.

Results

Among the 56 female patients included in this study, statistically significant improvement was observed in pain scores, quality of life, sexual function, and sleep of all patients regardless of endometriosis stage.

Conclusion

Endometriosis is a disease that progresses, with increasing pain scores; it has negative effects on the quality of life, sexual function, and sleep of patients. Surgical or medical treatment can be performed considering the complaints and fertility status of the patients.

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All authors contributed to the study conception and design. Material preparation, data collection and analysis were performed by BNAH, MK, GK and PO. The first draft of the manuscript was written by BNAH and FA. The article was edited and finalized by PO. All authors commented on previous versions of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Halici, B., Aktoz, F., Kabakci, M. et al. Analysis of preoperative and postoperative quality of life, sexual function, and sleep in patients with endometriosis: a prospective cohort study. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-022-06562-9

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Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Quality of life
  • Sexual function
  • Quality of sleep