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Salient aspects of quality of life among women diagnosed with endometriosis: A qualitative study.

Authors
  • Roomaney, Rizwana1
  • Kagee, Ashraf1
  • 1 Stellenbosch University, South Africa. , (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health psychology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2018
Volume
23
Issue
7
Pages
905–916
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1359105316643069
PMID: 27091761
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined health-related quality of life among a sample of South African women diagnosed with endometriosis. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 25 participants in South Africa. Participants discussed the ways in which endometriosis affected their health-related quality of life. A total of 10 categories emerged from the data, namely, (1) medical factors, (2) physical functioning, (3) psychological functioning, (4) sexual functioning, (5) reproductive functioning, (6) interpersonal functioning, (7) occupational functioning, (8) information and knowledge, (9) healthcare and medical treatment and (10) financial impact and considerations. Each category was described and compared with findings from other health-related quality of life research in women with endometriosis.

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