Educational Program: Its Effect on Knowledge and Lifestyles among Paramedical Students with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Authors

  • Zeinab R. AL Kurdi
  • Nadia M. Fahmy
  • Shaida H. Mohasb
  • Nadia Abd Alhamid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2965

Keywords:

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Lifestyle, Educational program.

Abstract

Background: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine
disorders, which affect about 5%-10% of women worldwide during their reproductive age of 12–45 years.
In addition, it can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, and aspects of her appearance. Aim:
To evaluate the educational program and its effect on knowledge and lifestyles among paramedical students
with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Setting: The study conducted at two government colleges in Jordan. Study
Design: A Quasi- experimental (pre-test and post-test) design. Sample: A purposive sample. Size: 68 students
who confirmed with PCOS. Tools: Identification of students with PCOS tool, Assessment of lifestyle habits tool,
POCS structured interviewing questionnaire tool, follow up sheet, and Psychological assessment tool. Results:
The present study findings revealed that a highly significant improvement in knowledge and lifestyle among
the studied sample pre intervention compared to post and follow-up intervention P < 0.01. Additionally, 91.2%
of the study sample feels improving regarding the knowledge which included in the educational program.
Conclusion: The present study findings a significant improvement among studied sample’ knowledge and lifestyles
post intervention. Also, the majority among the studied sample were feeling improve regarding the knowledge
which included in the educational program. Recommendations: Applying screening program for PCOS in young
students is a very important to reduce the long-term health complications associated with PCOS.

Author Biographies

Zeinab R. AL Kurdi

Lecturer at Rafidah Al-Aslamia College of Nursing / Midwifery and Paramedical, Jordan

Nadia M. Fahmy

Prof. of Maternal and Gynecological Nursing,Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University

Shaida H. Mohasb

Prof. of Maternal and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University

Nadia Abd Alhamid

Prof. of Maternal and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

AL Kurdi, Z. R. ., Fahmy, N. M. ., Mohasb, S. H. ., & Alhamid, N. A. . (2021). Educational Program: Its Effect on Knowledge and Lifestyles among Paramedical Students with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 58-69. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2965