Analysis of the factors affecting polycystic ovary syndrome

Shayan, Arezoo and Masoumi, Seyedeh Zahra and Shobeiri, Fatemeh and Ahmadinia, Hasan (2016) Analysis of the factors affecting polycystic ovary syndrome. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (36). pp. 11-18.

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Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders that affects 5-10 of women of reproductive age. The prevalence of the risk factors for this disorder is very important. This study was performed with aim to investigate the factors affecting polycystic ovary syndrome in Hamadan. Methods: This case-control study was performed on 120 women with polycystic ovary syndrome and 120 women without the syndrome referred to gynecology clinic of Fatemieh Hospital in Hamadan from September 2015 to May 2016. Data collection tools included a researcher-made questionnaire which was related to personal and lifestyle information. Data was analyzed using SPSS software (version 21) and independent t-test and Chi-square test. PResults: Chi-square test showed significant difference between two groups regarding weight, consumption of supplemental drugs, daily exercise, smoking, and level of education (P<0.05). According to multiple regression analysis, the effects of weight and height on polycystic ovary syndrome were stronger than the other variables. Conclusion: Weight gain, low level of education, smoking, lack of daily and regular exercise, and no use of daily supplements (zinc, calcium, vitamin D, and iron) was observed more frequently in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Thus, modifying dietary intake, daily exercise, and weight loss seem to be necessary for the prevention and treatment of this syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 12:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 12:43

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