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A randomized comparison of group cognitive–behavioral therapy, surface electromyographic biofeedback, and vestibulectomy in the treatment of dyspareunia resulting from vulvar vestibulitis
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It is suggested that women with dyspareunia can benefit from both medical and behavioral interventions, and the apparent superiority of vestibulectomy needs to be interpreted with caution. Expand
Surgical and Behavioral Treatments for Vestibulodynia: Two-and-One-Half–Year Follow-up and Predictors of Outcome
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Treatment gains were maintained at the 2.5-year follow-up of provoked vestibulodynia participants and outcome was predicted by pretreatment pain and psychosexual factors. Expand
Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Reliability of Diagnosis and Evaluation of Current Diagnostic Criteria
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Vulvar vestibulitis can be reliably diagnosed in women with dyspareunia and can be rated and described in a consistent fashion by these women, and Erythema does not appear to be a useful diagnostic criterion. Expand
Vulvodynia: Definition, Prevalence, Impact, and Pathophysiological Factors.
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Longitudinal research is needed to shed light on risk factors involved in the expression of vulvodynia, as well as in potential subgroups of affected patients, in order to develop an empirically supported treatment algorithm. Expand
Fear Avoidance and Self-efficacy in Relation to Pain and Sexual Impairment in Women With Provoked Vestibulodynia
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Findings support a theoretical model of vestibulodynia as a pain disorder influenced among others by cognitive and affective factors. Expand
2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia
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In 2015, the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, International society for the study of Women's Sexual Health, and International Pelvic Pain Society adopted a new vulvar pain and vulvodynia terminology that acknowledges the complexity of the clinical presentation and pathophysiology involved in vulvar relief and incorporates new information derived from evidence-based studies conducted since the last terminology published in 2003. Expand
Physical Therapy for Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: A Retrospective Study
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It is demonstrated that physical therapy is a promising treatment modality for dyspareunia associated with vulvar vestibulitis and resulted in a significant decrease in pain experienced both during intercourse and gynecological examinations. Expand
Vulvodynia: Assessment and Treatment.
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A comprehensive assessment is needed to understand the pain experience of women presenting with vulvodynia, and several treatment options are worth pursuing. Expand
Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: a critical review.
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A pain syndrome conceptualization is suggested as the most useful approach for solving current empirical and clinical problems of Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Expand
Psychosexual characteristics of vestibulodynia couples: partner solicitousness and hostility are associated with pain.
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Results suggest that although the psychosexual and relationship characteristics of partners of women with vestibulodynia are within norms, their responses may play a role in the experience of pain. Expand
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