A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Risk Factors of Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) among Young Girls in Selected College of the City with a View to Prepare an Information BookletJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2022-03-05
Authors : Mohini Talbhandare; Marylin Shinde;
Page : 812-817
Keywords : knowledge; risk factors; Polycystic Ovarian disease; PCOD;
The aim of this study to help a study to assess the knowledge and risk factors of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) among young girls. Material and Methods: The researched adopted the descriptive approach with cross-sectional Descriptive research design in which investigator evaluate the knowledge and risk factors of Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) among young girls in selected college of the city. The sample size comprised of 140 young girls who met with the inclusion criteria. Data were collected structured knowledge questionnaire regarding PCOD and checklist related to risk factors of PCOD. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. In that Chi-square test for association of knowledge and risk factors with their demographic variables. Result: The results of this study showed that,the majority of 98(70%) samples had inadequate knowledge followed by 37(26.42%) had moderate level of knowledge and 5(3.5%) had adequate knowledge regarding PCOD. The majority of samples 79(56.42%) had mild risk of PCOD followed by 43(30.71%) had severe risk of PCOD and 18(12.85%) had mild risk of PCOD.there was no significant association between age, religion, marital status, type of family, Mothers occupation, Family income, Dietary pattern, Place of residence and source of previous information regarding PCOD. There was significant association between type of family (15.6), Mothers occupation (33.7), Family income (17.0), Dietary pattern (17.8), Source of previous information regarding polycystic ovarian disease (20.2) and there was non-significant association between age, religion, marital status, place of residence. Conclusion: The findings were concluded that majority of respondents inadequate level of knowledge regarding PCOD and majority of respondents had mild risk of PCOD.
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