Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Quality of Life


Dr. Çukurova Üniversitesi Adana Sağlık Yüksekokulu

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2009; 17: 198-202
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Pain, as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain, is “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. Although there is not an explicit consensus regarding the definition of chronic pelvic pain (CPP), it is defined as continuously or intermittently pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis, at least 6 months duration, and not exclusively related to menstrual cycle or sexual intercourse. According to gynecologic/ physical examination and laboratory results; pains which have undeterminated etiologies are described as “chronic pelvic pain syndrome”. CPP is a common problem among the women which has physical, social, psychological and economical effects. A multidisciplinary team can offer simultaneous assessment and management of somatic, behavioural and psychosocial components of the pain.

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