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Table 4 Impact of endometriosis treatment upon HRQoL

From: Health-related quality of life in women with endometriosis: a systematic review

Evidence Strong Moderate Weak Inconclusive Reference
Medical treatment
GnRHa X↑     [1820, 2227, 29]
Add-back vs. GnRHa X↑     [22, 28]
Progestins vs. GnRHa X↑-     [20, 2325, 27, 29]
OCs vs. GnRHa     X↑- [22, 26]
Add-back vs. OCs    X↑-   [22]
OCs vs. Progestins    X↑-   [21]
Danazol vs. GnRHa    X↑-   [18]
Surgical treatment
Conservative X↑     [26, 3234, 36, 38, 39]
Colorectal resection   X↑    [35, 37, 40, 4244]
LUNA vs. Conservative    X↑-   [32]
PSN vs. Conservative    X↑   [33]
Complementary treatment
Dietary    X↑   [26]
Acupuncture    X↑   [45]
CHM    X-   [46]
PMR    X↑   [47]
  1. Abbreviations: ↑, positively associated with HRQoL; -, no association with HRQoL; ↓, negatively associated with HRQoL; ↑-, similar effective in HRQoL improvement; OC, oral contraceptive; LUNA, laparoscopic uterosacral nerve ablation; PSN, presacral neurectomy; PMR, progressive muscular relaxation; CHM, Chinese herb medicine.