Educational Program: Its Effect on Knowledge and Lifestyles among Paramedical Students with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Keywords:Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Lifestyle, Educational program.
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.
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