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Body image satisfaction and self-esteem status among the patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

(2013) Body image satisfaction and self-esteem status among the patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE. pp. 829-836.

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Abstract

Background: Most previous research has focused on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) characteristics and their association with psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Objective: In the present study, our aim was to study whether PCOS characteristics are associated with several aspects of psychological well-being namely self-esteem and body satisfaction. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 300 women with PCOS that was carried out in Kashan, Iran. Main outcome measures were the Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI) and the Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale and clinical information of PCOS. Major clinical PCOS features including obesity (BMI), excessive body hair (hirsutism score), acne, menstrual cycle disturbances and infertility. Results: The findings of regression analysis indicated that infertile women had lower levels of self-esteem (beta=-0.11, p=0.049) and poorer body satisfaction (beta=0.121, p=0.036) compared with PCOS women without infertility. Furthermore, hirsute women experienced poorer self-esteem than women without hirsutism (beta=-0.124, p=0.032). Women with menstrual irregularities had higher body dissatisfaction (beta=0.159, p=0.005). Moreover, women with higher body mass index scores had poorer body satisfaction (beta=0.151, p=0.009) but were not associated with self-esteem. Conclusion: The emotional well-being of the patients presenting with the syndrome needs to be recognized more fully, particularly in relation to the low self-esteem, poor body image, and struggles with weight, menstrual irregularities, hirsutism and infertility. The results of this study raise implications for clinical practice and suggest that a multidisciplinary approach to the management of women with PCOS.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Author Keywords:Polycystic ovary syndrome; Self-esteem; Body image KeyWords Plus:QUALITY-OF-LIFE; BREAST-CANCER; WOMEN; DEPRESSION; ANXIETY; HAIR; MOOD
Page Range: pp. 829-836
Journal or Publication Title: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Quartile : Q4
Volume: 11
Number: 10
Publisher: web of science,pubmed
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی
URI: http://repository.zums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1755

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