Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | Nigeria | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020
Disease Education on Knowledge and Attitude towards Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Prevention among Female Postgraduate Students of University of Ibadan
Famuyiwa S.A. Ph.D. | Ogunmoyole O. T.
Abstract: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of reproductive age. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have irregular menstrual bleeding, male pattern baldness, acne, hirsutisms, weight loss or weight gain, depression and often face difficulty in getting pregnant The syndrome occurs when levels of hormones are abnormal. PCOS etiology is believed by expert to be related to Obesity resulting into the production of excess amount of androgens, a group of male sex hormones. Although all women produce some androgens, too much of this type of hormone prevents ovulation and disrupt the normal menstrual cycle. The study examined effect of diseases education on knowledge and attitude towards polycystic ovarian syndrome prevention among female postgraduate students and three hypotheses were tested. The study adapted pretest -posttest control group quasi-experimental research design and a population of female postgraduate students in University of Ibadan. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to select a sample size of 60 participants (30 each for experimental and control group), three hypotheses were formulated and tested while the instrument used for data collection. were standardized and self-structured questionnaire. The results of the study showed that there is a significant main effect of treatment on knowledge and attitude of Polycystic ovarian syndrome prevention among postgraduate female students of University of Ibadan (F (1/41) = 51.114, p <.05, η2=.90) and that there was a significant main effect of religion on knowledge and attitude of Polycystic ovarian syndrome prevention among postgraduate female students of University of Ibadan (F (1/41) =3.347, p <.05, η2=.58). Also, findings showed that there was a significant main effect of Locus of control on knowledge and attitude of Polycystic ovarian syndrome prevention among postgraduate female students of University of Ibadan (F (1/41) =3.688, p < 05, η2=.25)
Keywords: Disease Education, Knowledge, Attitude, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,
Pages: 445 - 452
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Famuyiwa S.A. Ph.D., Ogunmoyole O. T., "Disease Education on Knowledge and Attitude towards Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Prevention among Female Postgraduate Students of University of Ibadan", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20317014104, Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020, 445 - 452, #ijsrnet
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