International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Stress and anxiety among adolescent girls suffering with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Summayya Abareen and Dr. Anupama Vinay Oka
Background:PCOS negatively affects women’s lives as it can lead to many health risks. PCOS manifests through symptoms such as hirsutism, obesity, acne, and irregular menstrual cycles, all of which tarnish body image and impair psychological well-being of adolescents with PCOS by threatening their feminine characteristics.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with descriptive co-relational study design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected PUC and degree colleges from Kalaburagi were selected using convenient sampling technique. The sample consisted of 100 adolescent girls. The tools used for data collection was structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: The study result reveal that, with regard to stress, mean was 36.23, median was 35, mode was 25 with standard deviation 12.91, range was 14-67 and with regard to anxiety mean was 27.42, median was 25, mode was 25 with standard deviation 9.01, range was 11-53. With regard to stress, majority 63 (63%) participants were had moderate level of anxiety, 16 (16%) of participants were had low level of anxiety and remaining 21 (21%) of participants were had high level of anxiety due to PCOS. With regard to anxiety, majority 54(54%) participants were had moderate level of stress, 27 (27%) of participants were had low level of stress and remaining 19 (19%) of participants were had high level of stress due to PCOS. The correlation between stress and anxiety scores of participants living PCOS is 0.128 is positive correlation and found not significant at p<0.05 levels.
Conclusion: Adolescent’s girls suffering with PCOS needs counseling and educational interventions to relieve their psychological symptoms related to their condition.