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2024 Mar 10

Br J Health Psychol


Visual reconstructions of endometriosis pain: An interdisciplinary visual methodology for illness representation.


Bullo S, Hearn JH


Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which tissue resembling the endometrium grows outside of the womb, causing severe chronic pain. Research demonstrates the physical, emotional and quality of life impact on people with endometriosis, but pain is reportedly difficult to communicate, resulting in lengthier diagnosis. This work aimed to gain insight into the value of imagery production as a pain communication strategy through a novel synergy of psychological and linguistic/socio-semiotic approaches.