The Influence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Other Related Factors upon Health-Related Quality of Life in Women of Reproductive Age: A Case-Control Study
AffiliationUniversity of Wolverhampton; Aston University; University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Coventry University; University of Chester; University of Warwick; University of Athens
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AbstractThis study aimed to assess the impact of a polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and other factors on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in women of reproductive age. Online questionnaires were completed and study groups compared. Potential causal relationships were evaluated using path analysis. Analyses revealed that a PCOS diagnosis alongside BMI had the largest effect on HRQoL. Higher levels of physical activity (PA) were not associated with greater HRQoL, and PA was not directly affected by any other outcome. However, reduced self-esteem was identified as a key factor in the promotion of physical and mental health.
CitationKite, C., Brown, J. E. P., Lahart, I. M., Randeva, H. S., & Kyrou, I. (2024). The influence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and other related factors upon health-related quality of life in women of reproductive age: A case-control study. Women's Reproductive Health, vol(issue), pages. https://doi.org/10.1080/23293691.2023.2293968
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalWomen's Reproductive Health
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