Endometriosis: self-care for anxiety in the case of endometriosis

endometriosis can also affect the Psyche. Scientists investigated now, whether the self can care have an effect on depression and anxiety disorders in women wit

Endometriosis: self-care for anxiety in the case of endometriosis

endometriosis can also affect the Psyche. Scientists investigated now, whether the self can care have an effect on depression and anxiety disorders in women with endometriosis.

advising about 7 weeks

The randomized, controlled study included 76 women with endometriosis. This had been treated between 2015 and 2019, in a center in Iran. The women were randomly divided into an Intervention or control group. The intervention group received weekly psycho-social counselling on the topic of self-care for 7 weeks. The control group received only Routine care. The scientists determined depression (BDI Test), anxiety (STAI) Test and quality of life (SF-36) before the Intervention and 4 weeks after the Intervention.

a Positive impact on anxiety disorders and quality of life

The socio-demographic characteristics were the same for all women comparable to. In the intervention group, the average values for condition were in the treatment of anxiety (difference – 0.12, 95 % CI: 9.6 to 14.4; p < 0.001) and trait anxiety (difference: – 10.9: 95 % CI: 9.1 to 12.7; p = 0.001) lower than in the control group. The values for depression were not significantly different. The quality of life values for physical health (difference = 17.2, 95 % CI: 13.8 to 20.5; p < 0.001) and mental health (difference = 12.0, 95 % CI: 9.0 to 14.9; p < 0.001) in the intervention group is higher.

self-care anxiety disorders and quality of life in women with endometriosis can have a positive influence. You can improve therefore, in addition to other therapies, the health in women with endometriosis.

reference: Farshi, N., Hasan pour, S., Mirghafourvand, M., & Esmaeilpour, K. (2020). Effect of self-care counselling on depression and anxiety in women with endometriosis: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 20(1), 391. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02795-7

*The contribution of "self-care for anxiety in endometriosis" published by Lady.Health. Contact with the executives here.

Lady.Health
Updated Date: 01 September 2020, 02:26

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS