Most Bothersome Symptom: a new research outcome in women with endometriosis

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Location
Royal Women’s Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Martha Hickey hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Sarah Lensen sarah.lensen@unimelb.edu.au

Summary Most Bothersome symptom has been selected as an outcome to be measured in all future trials of interventions for endometriosis. As this outcome has not been measured in this population before, we need to undertake research to understand this outcome and use this to develop, test and validate a new tool for measuring Most Bothersome Symptom in women with endometriosis.

Project Details

Randomised controlled trials evaluating interventions for women with endometriosis, report different outcomes and in different ways. This leads to difficulty in comparing and contrasting the results from different trials. One method to address this is to develop a Core Outcome Set: a minimum set of outcomes to be measured in all future studies.

Recently, a Core Outcome Set for endometriosis was published. This included an outcome called Most Bothersome Symptom, which has not been measured in endometriosis trials previously. The objective of this research study is to better understand the outcome of Most Bothersome Symptom, through literature review of the use of this outcome in other health areas, to undertake necessary qualitative research in women with endometriosis to understand symptoms and their degree of bothersomeness, and then to develop, test and validate a measurement tool to measure Most Bothersome Symptom in women with endometriosis.


School Research Themes

Women's Health



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Women’s Hospital

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