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Human Studies

2020 Nov 16

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg

The Effect of a Diagnosis on Patients With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Qualitative Approach.


Volpe KA, Komatsu E, Rodriguez LV, Dancz CE, Pahwa AK
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Nov 16.
PMID: 33208655.


Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic pain condition that significantly affects patient quality of life. We investigated whether receiving a formal medical diagnosis of IC/BPS was perceived by patients to improve symptoms and disease-specific quality of life.