Psychological aspects of endometriosis

differences between patients with or without pain on four psychological variables

Hanne-Lise F Eriksen, Kira F Gunnersen, Jens-Aage Sørensen, Torben Munk, Thomas Nielsen, Ulla B Knudsen

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Jul
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Vol/bind139
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)100-105
Antal sider5
ISSN0301-2115
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. jul. 2008

Fingeraftryk

Endometriosis
Depression
Psychometrics

Citer dette

Eriksen, Hanne-Lise F ; Gunnersen, Kira F ; Sørensen, Jens-Aage ; Munk, Torben ; Nielsen, Thomas ; Knudsen, Ulla B. / Psychological aspects of endometriosis : differences between patients with or without pain on four psychological variables. I: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2008 ; Bind 139, Nr. 1. s. 100-105.
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Psychological aspects of endometriosis : differences between patients with or without pain on four psychological variables. / Eriksen, Hanne-Lise F; Gunnersen, Kira F; Sørensen, Jens-Aage; Munk, Torben; Nielsen, Thomas; Knudsen, Ulla B.

I: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Bind 139, Nr. 1, 01.07.2008, s. 100-105.

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