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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601845
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Menopausal Dyspareunia and Probiotics: A Future Approach?
Other Titles:
Women's Sexual Health [Session]
Author(s):
Neu, Ellen L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Epsilon
Author Details:
Ellen L. Neu, ARNP, AANP, ACCN, elisaneu@msn.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: A pilot study was conducted for the inquiry of vaginal probiotics for menopausal women with self-reported dyspareunia. Methods: Initial menopausal survey tool for assessment of urinary incontinence, dyspareunia and general vasomotor complaints allowed for women with self-reported dyspareunia to be further evaluated. potential candidates where then contacted and offered the opportunity to participate in an open lable study using a vaginal probiotic once per week for 6 weeks. After full disclosure and IRB approved consent was signed, the subjects examined and vaginal ph measurement obtained. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI, 2002) was administered. After 6 weeks of intervention, the women returned, repeated the FSFI and were examined with vaginal ph reassesed. A diary of dates and times probiotic was used and sexual intercourse took place was kept during the study and turned in to the PI. Results: 107 menopausal women were screened, 37 fit the criteria of self-reported dyspareunia. 10 entered the enrollment process, only 7 completed.'2 discontinued the study due to out of state travel and 1 due to partners sudden illness. FSFI scores'showed improvements in all 6 domains, including a decrease in pain and vaginal dryness.'' Conclusion: The initial data suggests larger enrollment and data collection will be necessary. Further research into the vaginal microbiome and its role in vaginal function is needed.
Keywords:
menopause; Dyspareunia; probiotics
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15G08
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMenopausal Dyspareunia and Probiotics: A Future Approach?en
dc.title.alternativeWomen's Sexual Health [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorNeu, Ellen L.en
dc.contributor.departmentRho Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsEllen L. Neu, ARNP, AANP, ACCN, elisaneu@msn.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601845-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: A pilot study was conducted for the inquiry of vaginal probiotics for menopausal women with self-reported dyspareunia. Methods: Initial menopausal survey tool for assessment of urinary incontinence, dyspareunia and general vasomotor complaints allowed for women with self-reported dyspareunia to be further evaluated. potential candidates where then contacted and offered the opportunity to participate in an open lable study using a vaginal probiotic once per week for 6 weeks. After full disclosure and IRB approved consent was signed, the subjects examined and vaginal ph measurement obtained. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI, 2002) was administered. After 6 weeks of intervention, the women returned, repeated the FSFI and were examined with vaginal ph reassesed. A diary of dates and times probiotic was used and sexual intercourse took place was kept during the study and turned in to the PI. Results: 107 menopausal women were screened, 37 fit the criteria of self-reported dyspareunia. 10 entered the enrollment process, only 7 completed.'2 discontinued the study due to out of state travel and 1 due to partners sudden illness. FSFI scores'showed improvements in all 6 domains, including a decrease in pain and vaginal dryness.'' Conclusion: The initial data suggests larger enrollment and data collection will be necessary. Further research into the vaginal microbiome and its role in vaginal function is needed.en
dc.subjectmenopauseen
dc.subjectDyspareuniaen
dc.subjectprobioticsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:57:05Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:57:05Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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