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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208-213

A cross sectional survey on quality of life and psychiatric morbidity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

1 Department of Kayachikitsa, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Kayachikitsa, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala, India
3 Department of Prasuti Tantra Evam Stri Roga, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala, India

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Dr. Divya Korampatta
Othaloor Mana, Vellarakkad Post, Thrissur Dt, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/asl.ASL_6_18

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Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a multisystem disorder having a great impact on psychological and social functioning resulting in reduced Quality of life (QOL). Methodology: Women diagnosed with PCOS as per the Rotterdam criteria, in the age group of 18-40 without any history of psychiatric illness and recent stressful life events or trauma attending the OPD of Prasuti tantra evam Striroga of a tertiary care Ayurveda hospital were recruited for the study. A cross sectional study in 50 eligible women was carried out with World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF), Symptom Checklist 90 R (SCL-90 R) to assess QOL and psychiatric morbidity respectively. As an important measure of QOL, sexual satisfaction was also measured with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results: QOL was less than the mean value in 74% in the psychological domain and 68% in social domain and 62% each in physical and environmental domain indicating poorer QOL. On detailed psychological screening, mean scores of depression, obsessive- compulsive and anxiety domains were higher. Sexual satisfaction was moderate to high in married participants. Conclusion: Psychiatric morbidities are highly prevalent in PCOS women and they have reduced QOL. These psychiatric morbidities should be addressed for better outcome in PCOS management.

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