Quality of life, general health status and related factors in women of polycystic ovary syndrome in Yazd (IRAN) 2014 | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Quality of life, general health status and related factors in women of polycystic ovary syndrome in Yazd (IRAN) 2014

Author(s):Farzaneh Ebrahimi and Behnaz Enjezab

polycystic ovary syndrome leads to augmentation of behavioral disorders among women and the affects their quality of life. The present study is being carried out in order to assess the quality of life and the level of general health in women suffering polycystic ovary syndrome in Baghayipour Treatment Center customers in the city of Yazd in IRAN 2013-14 and its relevant factors. This descriptive-analytical study has been done in a cross-sectional method during nine months on seventy three women who were suffering polycystic ovary syndrome through convenience sampling technique. For data collection PCOSQ and GHQ-28 surveys are used. Factors to enter the study involve the age range of 15-49, affliction with PCO, satisfaction of taking part in a study and the factors for leaving it including being affected with galactorrhoea (i.e. automatic lactation from breasts), thyroid problems, Cushing syndrome or the consumers of corticosteroid drugs. The data were analyzed by means of SPSS software and the descriptive statistics tests and regression. The results of descriptive statistics tests indicated that the average age of 26.28± 5.59 years, body mass index (BMI) of 28.09 ± 5.06, %5.5 of the participants are illiterate, %17.8 of them are people with less than high school diploma, %24.7 have high school diploma degree, and %52.1 of them have university degrees. The average score for the quality of life among women was 111.36 ± 21.39 as well. The greatest factor influencing the quality of life according to the achieved score in these patients were menstruation problems, hirsutism, emotional problems, weight, and finally infertility respectively. By means of regression test there was a meaningful statistical correlation with significance level value of (p<0.05) between the quality of life with BMI, number of pregnancy, intervals between menstruation cycles, and the extent of satisfaction with body image. Polycystic ovary syndrome has a negative impact on the patients' quality of life. The symptoms of PCOs may be affecting the patients due to their perceptions, values and culture.

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