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Initial observation of CIN2 does not appear to reduce quality of life in women under 25 years of age.

Taghavi, Katayoun; Morell, Sára; Lamb, Jillian; MacNab, Helene; Innes, Carrie; Coffey, Kate; Williman, Jonathan; Simcock, Bryony; Sykes, Peter.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol; 57(4): 473-478, 2017 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Maio 2017 | ID: mdl-28508566
Resumo: BACKGROUND: Although the patient perspective is implicit in the practice of medicine, research evaluating this remains scarce. In a climate where clinicians and policy-makers constantly strive to achieve more patient-centred models of care, this omission warrants attention. AIM: To assess health-related quality of life (HrQoL) in women under 25 years of age with cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN2) receiving conservative management (colposcopy follow-up, with treatment if necessary) compared with those receiving immediate excisional treatment with large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ). METHODS: An observational study evaluating HrQoL was conducted at Christchurch Women's Hospital, New Zealand. Women undergoing conservative management for CIN2 were compared with those undergoing immediate excisional treatment in an age-matched sample. The Short Form Health Survey 12 version 2 (SF-12v2) was used to evaluate HrQoL. Secondary outcomes of anxiety and sexual function were also assessed. RESULTS: One hundred and four women with CIN2 participated in the study. Of these, 63 (60%) received conservative management and 41 (40%) received immediate excisional treatment with LLETZ. We found no significant difference in HrQoL between the groups in a multivariate regression analysis adjusted for parity, smoking and socioeconomic status. There were also no significant differences in sexual function or anxiety. CONCLUSION: We found no difference in HrQoL by management strategy. Conservative management of CIN2 in women under 25 is unlikely to have an adverse impact on self-reported HrQoL, anxiety or sexual functioning compared with conventional management.