Psychosocial factors and chronic pelvic pain: a comparison of women with endometriosis and with unexplained pain.

@article{Peveler1996PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial factors and chronic pelvic pain: a comparison of women with endometriosis and with unexplained pain.},
  author={Robert C. Peveler and James Edwards and J Daddow and Elaine Thomas},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={305-15}
}
Chronic pelvic pain is a common clinical problem, and physical investigation often fails to reveal its cause. For this reason, it has been argued that psychological and social factors contribute to such "unexplained" pain. Few studies to date using well-validated psychometric measures and adequate sample sizes have compared patients with unexplained pain and those with identified physical disease. The present study compared pain severity, mood symptoms, personality characteristics and social… CONTINUE READING

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