An exploratory survey to identify the adolescents with high risk for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and to find the effectiveness of an awareness programme among students of selected pre university colleges of Udupi District

Shobha, * and Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Prabhu, Anusuya (2014) An exploratory survey to identify the adolescents with high risk for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and to find the effectiveness of an awareness programme among students of selected pre university colleges of Udupi District. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 3 (3). pp. 66-69. ISSN 2320–1940

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Abstract

Introduction: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading health problems among women of reproductive age group. Many of the menstrual problems are ignored initially during the adolescent period, and the problem will be identified much later when they seek treatment for infertility. Risk assessment appears to be the most useful method in identifying the condition at the earliest and encourage the adolescents for seeking the treatment. Objective: objectives of the study were to identify the adolescents with risk for developing PCOS and to find the effectiveness of awareness program. Method and materials: the study was conducted in selected pre-university colleges of Udupi District and 752 students were selected from six colleges. Risk Status of the students was assessed by administering the High Risk Assessment questionnaire and awareness program was given to the risk group students, and the post-test was taken on 8th day following intervention. Results: A total of 102 (13.6%) students were found to have moderate risk for developing PCOS.A significant increase in the knowledge scores on PCOS was observed after the awareness program (p<0.001). Conclusion: This study revealed that an awareness program could bring about a desirable change in knowledge among adolescent girls regarding PCOS and prevent future complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent students; awareness programme; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); pre-university college; risk status.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 10:12
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 10:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139836

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