Symptomatic endometriosis of the posterior cul-de-sac is associated with impaired sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness and insomnia: A case-control study

Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Nicolò Bizzarri, Carolina Scala, Emanuela Tafi, Gabriele Siesto, Franco Alessandri, Simone Ferrero

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the impact of endometriosis of the posterior cul-de-sac on quality of sleep, average daytime sleepiness and insomnia. Study design: This age-matched case-control study was conducted in a tertiary referral centre for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis between May 2012 and December 2013. It included 145 women with endometriosis of the posterior cul-de-sac (cases; group E) and 145 patients referred to our Institution because of routine gynaecologic consultations (controls; group C). This study investigated whether sleep is impaired in patients with endometriosis of the posterior cul-de-sac. Sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and insomnia were assessed using the following self-administered questionnaires: the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Epworth sleepiness scale and the Insomnia Severity Index, respectively. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate sleep quality in the two study groups. Secondary outcomes of the study were to assess average daytime sleepiness and insomnia in the two study groups. Results: The prevalence of poor sleep quality was significantly higher in group E (64.8%) than in group C (15.1%; p

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Aug 10 2015

Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Insomnia
  • Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
  • Sleep quality
  • Sleepiness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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