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ABSTRACT: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a highly prevalent clinical condition and is recognized as a public health problem. Although the number of qualitative studies related to the topic is increasing, it is essential that this knowledge be presented in a synthesized manner, grounded in the context of the care provided to patients with CPP, in order to increase the clinical and research applicability of the findings. Little attention is given to CPP in undergraduate courses and in meetings for the continuing education of health professionals, the approach to CPP typically being based on the biomedical model. We believe that qualitative research can provide insights into CPP and form the basis for a biopsychosocial approach to the condition, which can in turn lead to better results, including resolution of the pain and greater patient/health professional satisfaction. Therefore, we conducted a metasynthesis of seven qualitative studies of CPP, the principal themes of which were as follows: (a) coping with CPP versus secondary gain; (b) the great importance of determining the cause of the pain; (c) expectations regarding the doctor-patient relationship; and (d) gender issues. We hope that the present study can aid in restoring the humanistic aspects of CPP treatment.Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology 09/2011; 32(4):165-72. · 1.59 Impact Factor
- European Journal of Pain Supplements 01/2011; 5(1):155-156.
- European Journal of Pain - EUR J PAIN. 01/2009; 13.
University of São Paulo
San Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology