Appraisal of Perceived Psychosocial Impacts and Coping Styles with Endometriosis amongst Childbearing Age Women in Lagos Nigeria


Endometriosis is a condition which occurs in females and is very difficult to deal with, both physically and emotionally. It is one of the most common gynaecological diseases that is associated with chronic pain, and psychosocial problems in terms of anxiety and stress, depression and self-esteem. Many women with endometriosis must cope with the aforementioned problems including infertility as well as the disease itself. This study aims to explore the perceived psychosocial problems associated with endometriosis and the coping styles adopted among childbearing age women in Nigeria. Methodology: The study adopted a non-experimental descriptive cross-sectional design in selecting eighty respondents simple randomly. A self-developed semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data that spanned three month and data collected were descriptively and inferentially analysed with version 23 SPSS. Result: The mean age of the respondents was 32.30 ± 5.68, age 26-34 and 34-42 form the largest number of respondents with 38.7% and 37.5% respectively. Others are age 18-26 with 18.8% and age 42-50 form the lowest percentage of respondents with 5.0%. Despite that 77.5% of the respondents have poor knowledge of the disease, more than two-thirds of them were adopted various coping styles to prevent psychosocial impacts of the ailment. Also, the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between the childbearing age women’s knowledge of endometriosis and their coping style with a p-value < 0.05 and that there is a significant relationship between the childbearing age women’s parity and coping with endometriosis with a p-value < 0.05. Conclusion: The study concludes that endometriosis is without psychosocial problems, but knowledge of the disease and the number of parity were determinant of coping styles adopted.

Keywords: Psychosocial, coping styles, endometriosis

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