Self-Confidence in Women with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Objective: To compare self-confidence in woman with and without PCOS according to their ages.
Materials and methods: This comparative study was conducted on 400 women (100 with and 300 without PCOS) in clinics of Shahid Akbar-Abadi and Firouzgar Hospitals, from July 2012 to February 2013. SPSS-16 used for statistical analysis (SPSS; SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA).
Results: This study showed 98% of PCOS and 93% in non-PCOS groups had average self-confidence with scores of 15-25. None of women in PCOS group and 6.7% of non-PCOS group had high self-confidence (score > 25). There was a significant difference between two groups in term of self-confidence level (p < 0.001). There was no significant difference in self-confidence between age group ≤ 30 and age group > 30 in both group, but in PCOS group, self-confidence were significantly higher in both age group under 30 (p < 0.0001) and 30 and higher (p < 0.0001).
Conclusion:Impaired self-confidence in PCOS groups (under 30 and 30 and higher age groups) in comparison with related value of non-PCOS group shows that mental health status in women with PCOS requires urgent psychological attention and support.
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