Chronic Pelvic Pain and Nursing Care


  • Arzu Malak
  • Nezihe Kızılkaya Beji

Received Date: 02.06.2014 Accepted Date: 04.08.2014 Eur Arc Med Res 2015;31(2):92-97

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) can be defined as intermittent or constant pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis of a woman lasting at least for 6 months, not occurring exclusively with menstruation or intercourse and not presenting in association with pregnancy. CPP, significantly affects the quality of life of patients. CPP, leads to functional disability and requires medical or surgical treatment. Although the CPP does not always improve, the patients can maintain their functions at normal or near normal levels and their quality of life might be better. Etiologic factors, diagnostic and treatment methods that are involved in the formation of chronic pelvic pain are explained based on “evidence-based chronic pelvic pain clinical guideline” that is improved by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2012) and handled by using nursing approach.

Keywords: chronic pelvic pain, nursing care, clinical guidelines