Effect of some hormones related to polycystic ovary syndrome on health-related quality of life

Forouhari, Sedigheh and Heidari, Zhaleh and Tavana, Zohreh and Mihanpour, Hamideh and Sayadi, Mehrab and Shayan, Arezoo and Yoshany, Noushin (2016) Effect of some hormones related to polycystic ovary syndrome on health-related quality of life. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 18 (186). pp. 17-27.

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Introduction: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders that due to different factors such as hormonal changes can cause mental distress and decreased quality of life. A review of the studies conducted in Iran shows the lack of attention to the quality of life in these patients as a big challenge. Therefore, this study was performed with aim to assess the effect of some polycystic ovary syndrome-related hormones on quality of life in these women. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 60 women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome referred to Shiraz Shahid Motahari clinic in 2012. PCOSQ questionnaire was used to assess the patients' quality of life. To evaluate the effect of PCOS on FSH, testosterone and estradiol, 10 ml blood samples were taken from the participants on days 3-5 of the menstrual cycle. Serum levels of hormones were determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA) and electroimmunoassay (EIA). Data was analyzed by SPSS software (version 18) and chi-square, Pearson correlation, t-test and Three-Way ANOVA. PResults: Menstrual disorders obtained lowest mean score in the areas of PCOSQ that indicates the most important concern of patients, and the areas including weight, infertility, emotional disorders, and hirsutism were the next weakest areas, respectively. In the evaluation of relationship between various measured parameters with different areas of quality of life, inverse significant correlation was found only between testosterone and emotional area (P=0.049, r=-0.355) and no significant relation was observed in other cases (P>0.05). Conclusion: Regarding inverse significant correlation between testosterone and emotional area of quality of life, it is recommended that based on the hormonal changes of testosterone, special attention be paid to this dimension of quality of life and appropriate educational and counselling sessions be designed and implemented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 14:12
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2170

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