QUALITY OF LIFE IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE WITH RECURRENT GENITAL HERPES

BACKGROUND: Current statistics show that the highest incidence of genital herpes is observed among women of reproductive age. Since these patients have an active lifestyle, frequent outbreaks of genital herpes can cause physical and psychological discomfort. AIM: To assess the quality of life of women of reproductive age with recurrent genital herpes. METHODS: The quality of life in women suffering from recurrent genital herpes for more than 5 years (n=86) was evaluated. The control group included healthy women (n=91) according to the data of external genitalia examination and PCR diagnostics. The Health Status Survey (SF-36) in points was employed to measure the health status of women in both groups. RESULTS: We established a significant difference between two groups of patients in terms of the influence of the following indicators on functional limitations: general health condition - 12.1 +/- 0.8 points; pain - 8.3 +/- 0.4 points; physical problems - 18,3 +/- 3,7; physical activity - 8.2 +/- 0.6 points (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Symptoms of herpetic infection and long-term persistence have an impact on the performance of daily tasks and the quality of life of the patient.

Authors
Sergeeva N. 1 , Selivanova E.2 , Myandina G. 1 , Vykhristyuk Y.3 , Alekseeva M.3 , Hakobova R. 1
Publisher
EUROPAISCHE WISSENSCHAFTLICHE GESELLSCHAFT EV
Number of issue
4
Language
English
Pages
34-36
Status
Published
Volume
11
Year
2021
Organizations
  • 1 RUDN Univ, Peoples Friendship Univ Russia, Moscow, Russia
  • 2 Petrovka Beauty Med Ctr, Moscow, Russia
  • 3 NI Pirogov Russian Natl Res Med Univ, Moscow, Russia
Keywords
Genital Herpes; quality of life; pain; physical activity
Date of creation
16.12.2021
Date of change
16.12.2021
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/77522/
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