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Background: This exploratory study sought to establish the relationship between endometriosis-related pelvic pain, endometriosis symptom-frequency, and women's subjective wellbeing (SWB). Methods: A purposive sample (N = 2061) of women with endometriosis aged between 18 and 62 years (M = 30.49 ± 7.45) completed an online questionnaire containing a measure of pelvic pain (Biberoglu & Behrman Scale; B&B), endometriosis symptom frequency, and an established measure of SWB (Personal Wellbeing Index: PWI). Results: Mean SWB total scores (58.35 ± 17.90) were considerably lower than those of women in the general population (western normative range = 70-80; mean = 76). On average, women reported moderate levels of pelvic pain (B&B mean = 5.96 ± 1.84), with a mean of 10.87 (± 4.81) endometriosis-related symptoms across the sample. Significant relationships were found between pelvic pain and SWB dimension and total scores (r's = - 0.20 to - 0.43, all p's
Rush, G., Misajon, R., Hunter, J. A., Gardner, J., & O’Brien, K. S. (2019). The relationship between endometriosis-related pelvic pain and symptom frequency, and subjective wellbeing. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1185-y