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Masters Thesis | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
An Appraisal on the Knowledge Status of PCOS -Clinical Pharmacist Approach: A Multicentric Kap Study
Prakruti Parmar | Prachi Prajapati | Hitaxi Jesadiya | Pooja Prajapati | Dr. Steffi John | Dr. Swati Agrawal 
Abstract: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a widespread reproductive disorder that encompasses many associated health conditions and has an impact on various metabolic processes. PCOS is depicted by hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and an ovulation. It increases the risk of insulin resistance (IR), type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. The etiology of the disease remains unclear, and the subjective phenotype makes a united diagnosis difficult among physicians. It seems to be a familial genetic syndrome caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It can be linked with metabolic disorders in first-degree family members. PCOS is the cause of up to 30% of infertility in couples seeking treatment. Currently, there is no cure for PCOS. Despite the growing incidence of this syndrome, limited research has been done that encompasses the entirety of PCOS spectrum. In this review, the current status and possible future perspective will be discussed. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common metabolic disorder that typically affects women of childbearing age. Several factors are involved in the genesis of this disease but a common agreement on its etiology is still far to be reached. According to Rotterdam criteria, PCOS is characterized by oligo and/ or an ovulation, biochemical hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound; following main clinical features and symptoms, women with PCOS are distinguished in four different phenotypes. The combination of different medical and, in specific cases, surgical treatments is necessary to properly reduce symptoms and restore fertility. Paucity of knowledge, practice and negative lifestyle attitude towards polycystic ovarian syndrome can affect compliance to treatment modality. The present study was undertaken to explore knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) in patients with PCOS.
Keywords: PCOS, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, AGEs, Advanced Glycation End products
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 478 - 484