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دانشگاه علوم پزشکی و خدمات بهداشتی درمانی زنجان

Psychological investigation in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

(2013) Psychological investigation in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

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Background: The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of mood disorders and examine a range of predictors for psychological well-being among Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods: A cross-sectional study was undertaken to ascertain the factors related to psychological distress in PCOS patients in Kashan, Iran. Psychological distress was measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). In addition we assessed quality of life using the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). Socio-demographic details and clinical information of PCOS including obesity (body mass index), excessive body hair (hirsutism score), acne, menstrual cycle disturbances, infertility and endocrine profile also were recorded for each patient. Results: In all 300 women with PCOS were entered into the study. Of these 32% (n = 96) showed elevated HADS anxiety while depression was high in 5% (n = 15). Quality of life was significantly impaired in women with anxiety (P <0.05), and depression (P <0.001) and in particular, in women with coexistence anxiety and depression (P <0.001) compared with unaffected participants. Compared with the non-depressed PCOS patients, the depressed women had significantly higher menstrual irregularities (P = 0.008). Moreover, we found significant difference in FAI level between the depressed and non depressed (p = 0.05), the anxious and non anxious patients (p < 0.001) compare to non affected PCOS women. Conclusions: The high prevalence of depression and anxiety in this population suggests that initial evaluation of all women with PCOS should also include assessment of mental health disorders. The clinician should further pay attention to background of their patients especially in view of the factors influencing psychological well-being.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Author Keywords:Anxiety; Depression; Quality of life; Polycystic ovary syndrome KeyWords Plus:QUALITY-OF-LIFE; MENTAL-HEALTH; WOMEN; DEPRESSION; ANXIETY; DISORDERS; DISTRESS; RISK
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Quartile : Q2
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Publisher: scopus
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی

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