Abstract: There are number of adolescents are presenting with signs of PCOS and also there is an increased risk of cardiovascular, metabolic and depressive disorders. Mainly they face problems like disturbance in their body image because of certain PCOS related problems. So, early recognition prevention and treatment is important to prevent long term sequel and to develop a positive attitude and follow healthy life style. Lack of knowledge and lifestyle changes are considered to be the major factor leading to this phenomenon. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome among nursing students and to improve their knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome through structured teaching programme on PCOD. Objectives- To assess the knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome among nursing students, To determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome, To find out association of knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome with their selected demographic variables. The study samples were 3rd year GNM students. One group pre-test post-test design was used in this study. The tool used for this study was structured knowledge questionnaire. Major Findings - Among the samples 50 % samples were in the age group of 20 and above. Majority of samples (63.3 %) were Christians. Most of the samples (63.3 %) got information from books or articles. Majority of samples (76.6 %) came from urban area. The findings show that in pre-test 33.3 % subjects were having poor knowledge, 56.6 % were having average knowledge and only 10 % were having good knowledge. In post test scores 53.3 % showed good knowledge, 46.6 % showed average knowledge and none showed poor knowledge. Conclusion-The findings of the present study show significant improvement of knowledge scores after the planned teaching. There is no significant association between knowledge score and source of information and area of residence.
Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome