Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women
Clinical Questions Addressed by the CER (1 of 2)
In preparing the report on which this continuing medical education (CME) activity is based, the authors aimed to answer five Key Questions (KQs). KQs 1 and 2 are listed below:
KQ 1: Among women who have been diagnosed with noncyclic/mixed cyclic and noncyclic CPP, what is the prevalence of the following comorbidities: dysmenorrhea, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, temporomandibular joint pain disorder, fibromyalgia, IBS, IC/PBS, complex regional pain syndrome, vulvodynia, functional abdominal pain syndrome, low back pain, headache, and sexual dysfunction?
KQ 2: Among women with noncyclic/mixed cyclic and noncyclic CPP, what is the effect of surgical interventions on pain status, functional status, satisfaction with care, and quality of life?
- Andrews J, Yunker A, Reynolds WS, et al. Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women: Comparative Effectiveness. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 41 (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC088-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/pelvicpain.cfm.
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