Article : Assessment Of The Problems Faced, Coping Modalities Adopted And Quality Of Life Of Female Students With Polycystic Ovarian Disease

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Assessment Of The Problems Faced, Coping Modalities Adopted And Quality Of Life Of Female Students With Polycystic Ovarian Disease

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Neha Anand, Poonam Sheoran, Amandeep Kaur

Polycystic ovary disease (PCOD) is a complex endocrine disorder that affects 6% to 10% of women of reproductive age. It is not only accompanied with negative physical consequences, but this syndrome also affects psycho-social and sexual well-being. The aim of the present study was to assess the problems faced, coping modalities adopted and quality of life of female students with polycystic ovarian disease at M.M University, Mullana (Ambala).Quantitative research approach with Non experimental, descriptive exploratory survey design was used. Total 1383 female students were selected by proportionate random sampling technique. Out of total sample 56 students were included for further study of variables those who are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease. The findings of the study revealed that less than half (48.2%) of the female students were in the age group of 21-23 years and majority (80.4%) were pursuing graduation. More than half (55.4%) of the female students had information regarding polycystic ovarian disease and their major source of information is friends (33.9%) and mass media (30.4%) respectively. Majority (96.4%) of the female students had no family history of polycystic ovarian disease. Results further revealed that majority of the female students (92.5%) were facing the problem of Irregular menstrual periods followed by Hirsutism (83.9%) whereas only (3.6%) were facing problem of infertility. Majority (97.1%) of the female students had adopted the coping modalities for pelvic pain which were allopathic medicine (86.5%) followed by home remedies (32.4%)and for hirsutism (93.6%) which were waxing (92.5) and threading (82.6%).The quality of life among female students with Polycystic ovarian disease was assessed in five aspects which were Emotional, Body Hair, Weight, Infertility problem, Menstrual problem. The lowest mean percentage(63.69%) was observed for body hairs which was the most problematic area whereas the highest mean percentage(89.58%) was observed for infertility problem which was the least problematic area on quality of life among female students. The study concluded that most of the female students have adopted coping modalities for physical symptoms because they were considered it as a most problematic area affected their quality of life.

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