Pain scoring in endometriosis: entry criteria and outcome measures for clinical trials. Report from the Art and Science of Endometriosis meeting

Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan;93(1):62-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.09.056. Epub 2008 Nov 5.


Standardized entry criteria and outcome measures for clinical trials in endometriosis-related pain would facilitate the comparison of trial results and the production of systematic reviews, improving evidence-based practice in this area. This report summarizes the recommendations from an international meeting for these criteria.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / standards*
  • Endometriosis / complications*
  • Endometriosis / therapy
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pain / diagnosis*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Measurement / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design / standards*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*
  • Treatment Outcome