COMMON GYNECOLOGICAL MORBIDITIES AMONG MARRIED WOMEN IN THE SELECTED COMMUNITY AREAS OF BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 4993-5004
AbstractIntroduction: During the reproductive period most of the women undergo one or other symptoms of gynecological morbidity. Ignorance of those symptoms is a major factor to raise the complication. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of gynecological morbidity which will help to intervene further.
Methodology: The quantitative approach with a non-experimental explorative research design was adopted. Two hundred (200) married women were selected purposively. Women who married, age between 20-50 years, were residents of Shampur village, gave consent, and present during the data collection period were included in the study. Pregnant women, women with any chronic illness were excluded from the study. The tools used to collect the data were 1. Socio-demographic questionnaire, 2. Questionnaire to assess the symptoms suggestive of Gynecological morbidities and 3. Questionnaire to assess the treatment-seeking behavior. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Among 200 women, 183 (91.5%) had reported one or other symptoms suggestive of gynecological morbidities. Most of the women 167 (83.5%) reported premenstrual symptoms, 169 (84.5%) had menstrual abnormalities, each 168 (84%) had reproductive tract infections &Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), 118(59%) had symptom suggestive of Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), 86 (43%) had urinary incontinence and 52 (26%) had symptoms suggestive of genital prolapse.
Conclusion: This study indicates that the prevalence of gynecological morbidity is very high among the rural women. The awareness of rural women towards the reproductive morbidity is a concern and requires immediate attention. This will become a matter of discussion among the policymakers.
Keywords: Common Gynecological Morbidity, Married Women, Community area.
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