"STUDY OBJECTIVE:. To find a correlation between the waiting time between counseling about and performance of office hysteroscopy and the perception of pain.. DESIGN:. Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).. SETTING:. Academic environment.. PATIENTS:. Two hundred eighty-four women undergoing hysteroscopy.. INTERVENTIONS:. Diagnostic hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy.. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:. Before examination, patients were asked to complete 2 forms, the STAI-S (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, State) and STAI-T (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Trait) anxiety scales, for evaluation of their usual anxiety state and their state of anxiety during the examination. Patients were asked to quantify on a visual analog scale the pain felt during the examination. A statistically significant positive correlation, even if weak, was demonstrated between pain and waiting time (r = 0.45; p < .01) but not with the values for the anxiety state (r = 0.06; p = .56) and anxiety trait (r = -0.05; p = .66). Pain (≥4) was significantly associated with waiting time (≥60 minutes) (odds ratio [OR], 5.21; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.29-35.50), age (OR, 1.57; 95% CI, 0.40-5.87) and menopause (OR, 2.81; 95% CI, 1.10-7.40) but not with STAI-S level (≥34) (OR, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.26-3.12) or STAI-T level (≥34) (OR, 0.65; 95% CI, 0.19-2.32).. CONCLUSION:. Office hysteroscopy is associated with a level of anxiety that can affect patient tolerability of the procedure. However, factors such as reducing waiting time may have a positive effect on patient compliance, making hysteroscopy easier and thereby increasing its diagnostic and therapeutic potential."

Waiting time and pain during office hysteroscopy.

CARTA, Gaspare;PALERMO, PATRIZIA;MARINANGELI, FRANCO;PIROLI, ALBA;NECOZIONE, STEFANO;PATACCHIOLA, FELICE
2012-01-01

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"STUDY OBJECTIVE:. To find a correlation between the waiting time between counseling about and performance of office hysteroscopy and the perception of pain.. DESIGN:. Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).. SETTING:. Academic environment.. PATIENTS:. Two hundred eighty-four women undergoing hysteroscopy.. INTERVENTIONS:. Diagnostic hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy.. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:. Before examination, patients were asked to complete 2 forms, the STAI-S (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, State) and STAI-T (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Trait) anxiety scales, for evaluation of their usual anxiety state and their state of anxiety during the examination. Patients were asked to quantify on a visual analog scale the pain felt during the examination. A statistically significant positive correlation, even if weak, was demonstrated between pain and waiting time (r = 0.45; p < .01) but not with the values for the anxiety state (r = 0.06; p = .56) and anxiety trait (r = -0.05; p = .66). Pain (≥4) was significantly associated with waiting time (≥60 minutes) (odds ratio [OR], 5.21; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.29-35.50), age (OR, 1.57; 95% CI, 0.40-5.87) and menopause (OR, 2.81; 95% CI, 1.10-7.40) but not with STAI-S level (≥34) (OR, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.26-3.12) or STAI-T level (≥34) (OR, 0.65; 95% CI, 0.19-2.32).. CONCLUSION:. Office hysteroscopy is associated with a level of anxiety that can affect patient tolerability of the procedure. However, factors such as reducing waiting time may have a positive effect on patient compliance, making hysteroscopy easier and thereby increasing its diagnostic and therapeutic potential."
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