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Master Thesis

La dysménorrhée en France en 2020 : état des lieux et étude des modalités de traitement

Abstract : The objective of this study was to assess care pathway, reported efficacy and knowledge towards therapies in women affected by dysmenorrhea. An online questionnaire was filled in by 538 French women suffering from chronic primary dysmenorrhea. The mean pain level was 7,1 on a 10-points scale. 55,4% self-treat, 28,4% saw a doctor, 14,2% do nothing and 2% asked their pharmacist for advice. They is no significant difference in efficacy of treatment between the groups. In the self-care group, 52% of women report using non-medical methods, with a mean efficiency of 6 points out of 10, and 48% use medication with a mean efficacy of 6,4 points. Women who saw a doctor report higher pain and lower quality of life. However, they do not know about or use more methods than the self-treated. 93,4% were prescribed a medical solution. 69,7% of women who do nothing report that it’s because they are used to the pain, 39,5% believe that there is no efficient solution, 14,5% that it’s not necessary and 1,3% lack time. The most known solutions are analgesics (95,4%), heat (90,9%) and oral contraceptives (77,1%), and the most used are analgesics (75,1%), heat (67,1%) and rest (45,2%). Dysmenorrhea is frequent in France and has a high impact on women’s quality of life. Most of them resort to selfcare. The results show that there is important need for practitioners to inform themselves and their patients better so they can be provided with the therapy best suited to their needs.
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Emma Toure Cuq. La dysménorrhée en France en 2020 : état des lieux et étude des modalités de traitement. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-03160810⟩



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