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Impact of Health and Nutrition Education on Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)


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1 Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, N. G. P. Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India
2 Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science, Coimbatore, India
     

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Adolescence is a transitional phase between childhood and adulthood characterized by marked acceleration in growth. Among adolescents, girls constitute a more vulnerable group that need special health care. Majority of the adolescent girls suffer from reproductive health related problems which demand raising their awareness, education and appropriate health care facilities as well as mental support to improve their reproductive health. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age which is often associated with infertility and chronic disorders. Prevalence of PCOS in Indian adolescents is 9.13 per cent. This draws attention to the issue of early diagnosis of PCOS in adolescent girls.

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Nutrition Education, PCOS, PCOD, Adolescent Girls, Health Education
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  • Impact of Health and Nutrition Education on Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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S. Sindhu
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, N. G. P. Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India
P. A. Raajeswari
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science, Coimbatore, India

Abstract


Adolescence is a transitional phase between childhood and adulthood characterized by marked acceleration in growth. Among adolescents, girls constitute a more vulnerable group that need special health care. Majority of the adolescent girls suffer from reproductive health related problems which demand raising their awareness, education and appropriate health care facilities as well as mental support to improve their reproductive health. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age which is often associated with infertility and chronic disorders. Prevalence of PCOS in Indian adolescents is 9.13 per cent. This draws attention to the issue of early diagnosis of PCOS in adolescent girls.

Keywords


Nutrition Education, PCOS, PCOD, Adolescent Girls, Health Education