A Cross Sectional Study To Assess The Knowledge Regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Among Female Medical Students
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1189-1199
AbstractContext: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogenous chronic endocrine disorder commonly diagnosed in women of reproductive age. The disorder itself and its associated Co-morbidities increase healthcare costs and contribute to reduced quality of life. Global Prevalence of PCOS is estimated to be between 6% and 26%. Early diagnosis of PCOS and Its prompt treatment will help girls to improve quality of life and prevent further health hazards.
Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of PCOS among female medical students, To assess their knowledge regarding PCOS and source of their knowledge.
Materials and Methods: A Cross sectional descriptive study was conducted from October to December 2021among female undergraduate medical students in Government medical college, Kurnool. After obtaining Institutional Ethical committee (IEC) clearance and informed consent from students, Data was collected by self-administered closed ended questionnaire through Google forms. Data analysis was performed using IBM SPSS version 21. Results were expressed interms of mean, percentage.
Results: All participants had some knowledge about PCOS but only 66.1% (244) were aware of long-term complications of PCOS and only 76.2% (281) had knowledge regarding role of life style modification in prevention and treatment of PCOS.
Conclusions: Even though the female medical students have some knowledge regarding PCOS, their awareness about the risk factors and complications of PCOS is significantly less. Effective educational intervention can significantly increase their knowledge on PCOS.
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