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Jul 25, 2009

Coping with Pelvic Pain study


Subject of study: Coping efforts among women with chronic pelvic pain The study would involve your participation over the course of five to six weeks. The study involves filling out a demographic form, participating in two interviews, and participating in a tracking period that would last for a full menstrual cycle (or 30 days if not menstruating). The first interview is expected to last approximately two hours. Research participants would then be asked to complete a short form each day for the duration of the tracking period (taking between five and 15 minutes per day). The form asks questions about pain intensity, daily challenges related to the pain, and daily coping efforts. The second interview is expected to last between 30 and 60 minutes. Research participants will be compensated with $50 gift certificates. Contact: Erica Hamilton, MA, doctoral student, Requirements:

(a) Women aged 18 and older with a medical diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain or a subcategory (e.g., vulvodynia, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.),

(b) Length of time since diagnosis of the condition is at least six months, and

(c) Access to a private internet connection (e.g., a room that can be made private).