American Journal of Nursing Research. 2016, 4(3), 114-121
DOI: 10.12691/AJNR-4-3-9
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Effect of Structured Nursing Intervention on Obese Adolescents' Girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Hanaa Elsayed Shahin1, Amal Khalifa Khalil1, Amal Gamal1 and Ayman El Sayed El Adawi2,

1Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Egypt

2Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Home Economics, Menoufia University, Egypt

Pub. Date: January 14, 2017

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Hanaa Elsayed Shahin, Amal Khalifa Khalil, Amal Gamal and Ayman El Sayed El Adawi. Effect of Structured Nursing Intervention on Obese Adolescents' Girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2016; 4(3):114-121. doi: 10.12691/AJNR-4-3-9


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) increased during the reproductive age as an endocrine disorder which affects one in each 15 women worldwide. The prevalence rate of obesity is high among the female with PCOS. The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of structured nursing intervention on obese adolescents' girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Method: A quasi-experimental design (pre-post) was used. Sample: A purposive sample of (84) adolescents' female students with polycystic ovarian syndrome were recruited. All adolescents' female students with polycystic ovarian symptoms screened by the obstetrician through abdominal ultrasound. Setting: The study was carried out at Faculty of Nursing, Menoufyia University at Menoufia Governorate, Egypt. Instruments: Three instruments were used by the researchers; (1) A structured interviewing questionnaire (2) Arabic log monthly to record the regularity of diet & exercise; (3) Follow up checklist. Results: This study showed that there was a highly statistically significant improvement in girl' level of knowledge between pre intervention and post intervention regarding poly cystic ovarian syndrome. After the intervention there was significant weight reduction from the baseline value and regularity of menstruation. Conclusion: According to the findings of the present study it can be concluded that: After intervention of the study there was significant improvement of level of knowledge about polycystic ovarian syndrome and reduction of body weight and symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Recommendation: Self-management programs should be identified among adolescents with PCOS to encourage increased independence in health behavior decisions while they are still living at home.


polycystic ovarian syndromes, obesity, structured nursing intervention on adolescents' girls


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