Knowledge about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Effect of Lifestyle Habits among Medical Students of North India

Authors

  • Monika Gupta
  • Sartaj Ahmad
  • Chhavi Kiran Gupta
  • Varsha Chaudhary
  • Pawan Parashar
  • Ravi Sashtri

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocm.v10i1.3213

Keywords:

awareness, polycystic ovarian syndrome, medical students.

Abstract

Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous, chronic endocrine disorder
commonly diagnosed in women of reproductive age and the most common cause of hyperandrogenism
and hirsutism.
Objective: To assess the knowledge about PCOS among medical students and to assess the awareness
about effects of lifestyle habits on PCOS.
Material & Method: This cross sectional study was done among100 undergraduate medical students
of a private medical college of Western UP using a pre designed semi-structured questionnaire.
Results: Majority (84%) of students were already aware about PCOS. Significant association was
found between the awareness about PCOS with gender of study population. Majority (80%) of students
were already aware about the lifestyle changes. There was significant association between knowledge
about lifestyle modifications in PCOS with the knowledge about etiology of PCOS.
Conclusion: it is a growing endocrinological problem in the females of the reproductive age group.
Early screening is necessary to prevent lifelong complications.

Author Biographies

Monika Gupta

Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College , Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut UP India

Sartaj Ahmad

Associate Professor (Medical Sociology), Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College , Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut UP India

Chhavi Kiran Gupta

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College , Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut UP India

Varsha Chaudhary

Professor,Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut UP India

Pawan Parashar

Professor,Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut UP India

Ravi Sashtri

JR III, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut UP India

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Published

2022-01-04