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2020 Feb

Minerva Med



Psychological stress levels in women with endometriosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.


Brasil DL, Montagna E, Trevisan CM, La Rosa VL, Laganà AS, Barbosa CP, Bianco B, Zaia V
Minerva Med. 2020 Feb; 111(1):90-102.
PMID: 31755674.


Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, associated with chronic and inflammatory reaction. Symptoms range from dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, unexplained infertility to asymptomatic. The patients' quality of life is affected by anxiety, depression and stress. We aimed to verify the prevalence and levels of psychological stress among women with endometriosis.