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January 27, 2023

Front Glob Womens Health



Feasibility and acceptability of an adapted environmental enrichment intervention for endometriosis: A pilot study.


Nieves-Vázquez CI, Detrés-Marquéz AC, Torres-Reverón A, Appleyard CB, Llorens-De Jesús AP, Resto IN, López-Rodríguez V, Ramos-Echevarría PM, Castro EM, Flores I
Front Glob Womens Health. 2022; 3:1058559.
PMID: 36683601.


We have previously shown that Environmental Enrichment (EE)-consisting of social support, novelty, and open spaces-decreased disease progression and anxiety in a rat model of endometriosis. We developed a novel EE intervention to be tested in a pilot randomized clinical trial (RCT) in patients with endometriosis, a painful, stressful disease.