A Comparative Study of Post Hysterectomy Health Status among Low and High Socio-Economic Group WomenJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : G. Prameela Devi; P. Phani Teja; P. A. Chandrasekharan;
Page : 910-913
Keywords : Post Hysterectomy; Socio-economic status; Post operative complications;
Background: In India, community-based studies and media reports showing a rising trend of women undergoing hysterectomy in the recent years. Many of them were medically treatable. This has led to the suspicion on misuse of procedure, liberalisation of indications and its potential ill health-effects on women. Study Objectives: To estimate the incidence of hysterectomy in study urban slum and urban areas, comparative study of complications in two socioeconomic groups. Type of study: cross sectional community-based study. Study population: About 1000 women between 2015-2020 . Results: The overall rate for hysterectomy was 40/1000 women aged 25-50 years. Conclusion: There was a positive correlation between income, education, socioeconomic status and hysterectomy rates. Higher number of hysterectomies were performed to treat Leucorrhoea, chronic cervicitis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and pelvic inflammatory diseases in low socioeconomic women and abnormal uterine bleeding in high socioeconomic women.
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