- •Partner behavioral responses were associated with pain and depression in women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD).
- •The association between partner cognition and patient pain and depression was partially mediated by partner behaviors.
- •Partner cognitions regarding pain may be an important target for therapy in couples in which the woman has PVD.
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Supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral fellowship to S.N.D. and a CIHR operating grant to S.B.
No author has any conflicts of interest to report.