HOW IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AFFECTING YOUR PATIENTS?

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72%

 

of women with endometriosis reported having eight or more symptoms that interfered with daily life and work1*

*Findings of a regional US survey of endometriosis patients (n=108).

 

Clinical studies show that endometriosis symptoms can disrupt work and home lives and contribute to physical and emotional suffering1

Impact on Her Career

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85%

of women with endometriosis report reduced quality of their work1,2*

*Findings of a regional US survey of endometriosis patients (n=108).

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51%

of endometriosis patients report that their disease detrimentally affects their job3†

†Results from an international, multicenter, cross-sectional study of 931 women with endometriosis who were treated in tertiary care centers and completed an HRQoL questionnaire. HRQoL questionnaire was assessed with SF36, which contained 8 different dimensions; HRQoL = Health related quality of life.

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11hrs

Women may lose a quarter of their work week due to pain through lost productivity at work and absenteeism2,4‡

‡Results from an international, multicenter, cross-sectional survey of patients surgically diagnosed with endometriosis.

Impact on Her Family

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45%

of endometriosis patients with children report that endometriosis has had an impact on their activities related to caring for their families1*


*Findings of a regional US survey of endometriosis patients (n=108).



Impact on Her Education

50%

Of the 16% of women (n=150) in a study of endometriosis patients (N=931) who reported lost educational time due to endometriosis 1/2 said their disease had an impact on their ability to study and participate in educational activities3†

†Results from an international, multicenter, cross-sectional study of 931 women with endometriosis who were treated in tertiary care centers and completed an HRQoL questionnaire. HRQoL questionnaire was assessed with SF36, which contained 8 different dimensions; HRQoL = Health related quality of life.

How much time is lost?

18 days

The average number of bed-days per year patients experienced (1/2 of patients evaluated experienced bed-days), as reported in a 1996 publication of CDC findings

§Bed-days defined as days in which more than half the day was spent in bed.

105,123 days

The number of days US endometriosis patients were hospitalized for their disease in 20106

References:
1. Fourquet J, Gao X, Zavala D, et al. Patients’ report on how endometriosis affects health, work, and daily life. Fertil Steril. 2010;93(7):2424-2428. 2. Fourquet J, Baez L, Figueroa M, Iriarte RI, Flores I. Quantification of the impact of endometriosis symptoms on health-related quality of life and work productivity. Fertil Steril. 2011;96(1):107-112. 3. De Graaff AA, D’Hooghe TM, Dunselman GAJ, Dirksen CD, Hummelshoj L, WERF EndoCost Consortium, Simoens S. The significant effect of endometriosis on physical, mental and social wellbeing: results from an international cross-sectional survey. Hum Reprod. 2013;28(10):2677-2685. 4. Nnoaham KE, Hummelshoj L, Webster P, et al; for the World Endometriosis Research Foundation Global Study of Women’s Health consortium. Impact of endometriosis on quality of life and work productivity: a multicenter study across ten countries. Fertil Steril. 2011;96(2):366-373. 5. Kjerulff KH, Erickson BA, Langenberg PW. Chronic gynecological conditions reported by US women: findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 1984 to 1992. Am J Public Health. 1996;86(2):195-199. 6. National Center for Health Statistics. National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2010. Hyattsville, MD: Public Health Service; 2010. http://tdrdata.com/ipd/ipd_searchresultsdataresultslistlink.aspx?Type=Trends&ICDCode=617. &Source=Trends. Accessed June 27, 2016.

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