Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex, multifaceted, heterogeneous disorder that affects approximately 5 to 10 % of women of reproductive age. Knowledge of lifestyle and dietary changes among patients of PCOS is an important aspect of the disease management. An experimental study was conducted with objective to evaluate the effectiveness of Health Care Package on PCOS and its management in terms of knowledge and practices of women with PCOS in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. A sample of 60 women with PCOS was selected by purposive sampling and they were randomly assigned to experimental and control group. A structured knowledge interview schedule and self expressed practice rating scale (Hindi ) were administered to both experimental and control groups in order to assess the knowledge and practices of women with PCOS regarding PCOS and its Management before and after administration of a health care package on PCOS. Health Care Package was found to be effective in improving the post-test knowledge and practice scores of experimental group with the t value of 12.22 and 9.47 respectively for df 58 at 0.05 level of significance. Knowledge and practice scores were found to be significantly associated with education status. There was a significant positive relation between post- test knowledge and practice scores of experimental group.
Keywords: Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Knowledge, Practice, Health Care Package