Psychosocial Correlates of Young Females Suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Saher Rafique University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan
  • Uzma Ilyas University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: Acne, Appearance distress, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Social anxiety

Abstract

Objective: To explore the psychosocial correlates of women under treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Different Clinics and Hospitals of Lahore and Gujranwala, from Aug 2019 to Nov 2020.

Methodology: Single women seeking treatment for PCOS were included in the study. Derriford appearance scale and social interaction anxiety scale were used in this study.

Results: A total of 180 women were included in the study. The result indicated significant positive correlation between appearance distress and social anxiety (r=0.41, p<0.001). Majority of women were visiting beauty parlors to evade facial hair and buying products to conceal their acne.

Conclusion: Women diagnosed with PCOS reported to experience the appearance distress and anxiety specifically in social gatherings.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
Rafique, S., & Ilyas, U. (2022). Psychosocial Correlates of Young Females Suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PAFMJ, 72(1), 331-33. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.6225
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Short Communication

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