Knowledge regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome among Young Female Adults
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition in which women has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to changes in the menstrual cycle, cyst in the ovary, failure to conceive and other health problems. It is a common health problem among adolescents and young women. It affects 5%-10% of women in their reproductive years. There is a need for increasing awareness of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome among early adult population. Early intervention through lifestyle modification and the use of various medications is essential to prevent the medical co-morbidities.
To assess the knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome among young female adults in selected college.
A self-structured knowledge questionnaire on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome was developed to collect the data. The project was conducted at St. Martha's college of nursing, Bengaluru among 60 young female adults. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used for selection of samples and the data was analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics. An information pamphlet was distributed among young female adults.
The study findings revealed that 38.4% have adequate knowledge, 48.3% have moderate knowledge and 13.3% have inadequate knowledge regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The data analysis regarding association between knowledge score with selected baseline variables revealed that there is no association between knowledge score with selected baseline variables such as age, religion, regularity of menstrual cycle and sources of information.
It is clear from the results of this study that young female adults have moderate knowledge regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It also emphasizes the need for increasing young female adult's knowledge on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to prevent the occurrence of the disease.
Knowledge, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Female adults.