Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome causes absence or underdevelopment of uterus and vagina, but women's subjective experience remains understudied. This systematic review was conducted to examine the psychological and health-related quality-of-life outcomes of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. In total, 22 articles identified through electronic search matched the inclusion criteria and were included in our review. Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome may be associated with psychological symptoms and impaired quality of life, but especially with poor sexual esteem and genital image. Women may experience difficulties managing intimacy and disclosing to partners. Mothers may be perceived as overinvolved, with consequent negative emotions in women with the disease.

Psychological impact and health-related quality-of-life outcomes of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome : A systematic review and narrative synthesis / F. Facchin, F. Francini, S. Ravani, E. Restelli, M.G. Gramegna, P. Vercellini, G. Aimi. - In: JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1359-1053. - (2020 Jan 21). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1177/1359105319901308]

Psychological impact and health-related quality-of-life outcomes of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome : A systematic review and narrative synthesis

E. Restelli;P. Vercellini;G. Aimi
2020-01-21

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Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome causes absence or underdevelopment of uterus and vagina, but women's subjective experience remains understudied. This systematic review was conducted to examine the psychological and health-related quality-of-life outcomes of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. In total, 22 articles identified through electronic search matched the inclusion criteria and were included in our review. Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome may be associated with psychological symptoms and impaired quality of life, but especially with poor sexual esteem and genital image. Women may experience difficulties managing intimacy and disclosing to partners. Mothers may be perceived as overinvolved, with consequent negative emotions in women with the disease.
Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser syndrome; health-related quality of life; psychological health; systematic review; vaginal agenesis
Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia
21-gen-2020
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