Contexts: Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine disorder among women at the childbearing period that diminished women’s quality of life.
Aim: The current study evaluated the effect of educational intervention guidelines on quality of life among women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Methods: The current study conducted at the outpatient gynecological clinic at Benha University Hospital. A Quasi-experimental design used to collect data from a purposive sample of 98 women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. Three tools used for data collection. A structured interviewing questionnaire, a healthy practice assessment scale, and health-related quality of life questionnaire for polycystic ovary syndrome.
Results: The study findings revealed that women's knowledge mean score was increased from (8.84±5.72) pre-intervention to (33.56±3.91) at post-intervention. Besides, the healthy practice was satisfactory improved, as practice mean score was increased from (11.41±4.56) to (28.85±2.47) at the post-intervention phase, with a statistically significant difference between the two phases, that subsequently affect the improvement of studied women’s quality of life.
Conclusion: An educational intervention guideline is effectively improving the quality of life of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Educational intervention guideline is essentially recommended for women with polycystic ovary in order to improve different quality of life domains. Counseling and health education program must be provided to all women attended gynecological clinics to increases women knowledge regarding PCOS and its management, to enable early detection, and to improve their quality of life. A replication of the study on a larger probability sample in order to obtain generalizability is highly recommended.
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