Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a common problem for women and their general practitioners (GPs).
This study investigates GPs'perceptions about the diagnosis, treatment and management of women suffering from chronic pelvic pain.
A sample of 145 GPs participated, via telephone interviews ; their responses indicated a shared perception of the underlying psychosocial characteristics of this patient group, which affected their referral and management strategies.
Their management strategies are consistent when cases have an organic basis, but become very varied in non-organic cases.
Many women with non-organic CPP are caught in a cycle of referral and investigation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Algie pelvienne, Chronique, Femelle, Médecin généraliste, Personnel sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Attitude, Diagnostic, Traitement, Enquête, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pelvic pain, Chronic, Female, General practitioner, Health staff, Primary health care, Attitude, Diagnosis, Treatment, Survey, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0375555
Code Inist : 002A26N02. Création : 22/03/2000.