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Genito-pelvic pain and pain catastrophizing: Results from a treatment study

By 23 November 2023February 14th, 2024No Comments

A new paper has been published in the journal Health Psychology. The paper was written by Marie Santerre-Baillargeon, a doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Bergeron, as part of her doctoral thesis that was submitted in spring 2022.

The paper, entitled “Mediators of change in cognitive-behavioral couple therapy for genito-pelvic pain: Results of a randomized clinical trial”, focuses on data from a treatment study for genito-pelvic pain, in which our laboratory director, Dr. Sophie Bergeron, and Dr. Natalie Rosen from Dalhousie University were the principal investigators.

The results show that decreases in pain catastrophizing have positive effects on both pain and sexuality in couples undergoing cognitive-behavioral couple therapy for the treatment of provoked vestibulodynia.

The full article is available here:

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