A bit about Karina:
Right from the beginning Karina has concentrated her research on endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain with a focus on how to teach patients with endometriosis to better manage the physical, psychological, and social consequences of the disease and improve quality of life.
In collaboration with a close colleague this has led to the development of MY-ENDO – Mind Your ENDOmetriosis, which is a mindfulness and acceptance-based psychological intervention specifically targeted to (or targeting) endometriosis.
Karina is the project leader in WP8. WP8 aims to develop and convert the original MY-ENDO intervention from a face-to-face group-based intervention to a digital self-management program and to examine the effects of the program in a 3-armed RCT comparing a self-guided version of MY-ENDO digital with a therapist-guided version of MY-ENDO digital to treatment as usual.
1) Psychological interventions improve quality of life despite persistent pain in endometriosis: results of a 3-armed randomized controlled trial. Quality of Life Research 2023.
2) Health-related quality of life in women with endometriosis: psychometric validation of the Endometriosis Health Profile 30 questionnaire using confirmatory factor analysis. Human Reproduction Open 2022; volume 2022, Issue 1.