Health-related quality of life of women with endometriosis: An Attachment-Diathesis Model of Chronic Pain perspective

Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder that occurs in women of reproductive age, and negatively affects women’s quality of life. We tested ‘Attachment-Diathesis Model of Chronic Pain’ in a sample of Turkish women with endometriosis by analyzing the paths among attachment styles, pain catastrophizing, coping strategies, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Attachment anxiety was related to using less problem-focused coping and seeking more social support, while attachment avoidance was associated with seeking less social support as a coping strategy. Moreover, attachment anxiety and higher pain catastrophizing were related to a worse HRQoL. Finally, problem-focused coping strategy mediated the relation between attachment anxiety and HRQoL, meaning that by employing less problem-focused coping strategies, anxiously attached women experienced a poorer HRQoL. In light of our findings, psychologists may develop intervention techniques that question attachment patterns, pain perception, and coping strategies in clients diagnosed with endometriosis.
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İ. B. Güvenç and Ö. Bozo Özen, “Health-related quality of life of women with endometriosis: An Attachment-Diathesis Model of Chronic Pain perspective,” Health Care for Women International, pp. 0–0, 2023, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: