Ancient Science of Life

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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


Divya Korampatta1, Prakash Mangalasseri2, Anitha K Viswambharan3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Divya Korampatta
Othaloor Mana, Vellarakkad Post, Thrissur Dt, Kerala
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Korampatta D, Mangalasseri P, Viswambharan AK. A cross sectional survey on quality of life and psychiatric morbidity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.Ancient Sci Life 2018;37:208-213


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Korampatta D, Mangalasseri P, Viswambharan AK. A cross sectional survey on quality of life and psychiatric morbidity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 May 18 ];37:208-213
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