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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 746705, 7 pages
Research Article

Endometriosis Patients in the Postmenopausal Period: Pre- and Postmenopausal Factors Influencing Postmenopausal Health

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s General Hospital, Krankenhausstraße 26–30, 4021 Linz, Austria
2Department of Gynecology, Erlangen University Hospital, Universitätsstraße 21–23, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
3Faculty of Medicine, Johannes Kepler Univerity, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
4Department of Applied Systems Research and Statistics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
5Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Operative Laparoscopy, Second Surgical Department, Linz General Hospital, Krankenhausstraße 9, 4021 Linz, Austria
6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cantonal Hospital Uri, Spitalstraße 1, 6460 Altdorf, Switzerland

Received 2 January 2014; Accepted 20 May 2014; Published 2 June 2014

Academic Editor: Mohamed Mabrouk

Copyright © 2014 Dietmar Haas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In supplemental digital content 1 all variables of the quetionnaire and their correlation coefficients for the three target variables “Pain intensity”, “Dyspareunia” and “Sexual dysfunction” in the postmenopausal period are listed.

In supplemental digital content 2 all questionnaire items are listed, which were used as independent variables for all multiple regression analyses. All of the independent variables were related only to the premenopausal, active period of endometriosis. Furthermore, the best three regression models for predicting an effect on general postmenopausal pain, postmenopausal pain during sexual intercourse and impairment of postmenopausal sexuality due to premenopausal factors are provided.

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