Patients’ preferences for treatments characteristics of endometriosis related pain

The purpose of this study is to understand the patient’s perspective on characteristics of treatment for endometriosis-related pain.

Creativ-Ceutical, who are conducting this study, want to understand the views and concerns of women with endometriosis to help them better understand the effect of these treatments on people’s lives.

Approximately 12 patients will participate in this study.

What criteria must I meet to participate in this study?

Inclusion criteria:

  • Formal diagnosis of endometriosis at least 6 months but less than 10 years before the interview
  • Moderate to severe pain interfering with activities of daily living most of the days.
  • English speaking
  • Able to give written consent

You cannot participate in this study if you:

  • are less than 18 years old;
  • have an axis 1 disorder (e.g. major depressive episode, schizophrenic episode, panic attack; with the exception of nicotine dependence), as judged by the clinical team at screening;
  • are pregnant;
  • have vaginitis;
  • have another condition with a neurologic explanation for your pain.

What happens if I decide to participate in the study?

An experienced psyhcologist will conduct interviews with women suffering from endometriosis to understand their preference and satisfaction with treatment.

You will participate in one interview, which will last approximately one hour and will be made by telephone.

This study does not involve any physical examination or the taking of any medication.

Creativ-Ceutical will make a donation of £30 per interview to the World Endometriosis Research Foundation.

If you meet the inclusion criteria and are interested in participating in this study then please send us an email, which includes:

  • clipboardName, email address, contact telephone number, nationality, and country of residence;
  • Date of birth;
  • Date/year of surgically diagnosed endometriosis and name of the hospital where it was diagnosed;
  • Average level of pain on a scale from 1-10, and a brief description of how this interferes with you daily activities.


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