|Relationship Between Health-Promoting Lifestyle and Quality of Life in Women With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome|
|Mojgan Mirghafourvand1, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi2, Tahereh Behroozi Lak3, Fatemeh Aliasghari4|
|1Department of Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
4Students’ Research Committee, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Aras International Branch, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
IJWHR 2017; 5: 318-323
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Keywords : Health-promotion, Lifestyle, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Quality of life, Women
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Objectives: Promoting the quality of life in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most important goals of the medical community and the importance of lifestyle is more apparent in this area. This study aimed to determine the relationship between health-promoting lifestyle and quality of life in women with PCOS.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on 174 women with PCOS who attended public and private fertility clinics in Urmia (west Azerbaijan, Iran). The participants were selected by convenience sampling method. The data were collected through socio-demographic, health-promoting lifestyle (HPLP-II) and quality of life (PCOSQ) questionnaires. Multivariate linear regression was used to determine the relationship between the independent variables (health-promoting lifestyle and socio-demographic characteristics) and the dependent variable (quality of life).
Results: The mean (standard deviation) of total score of the quality of life was obtained 45.8 (11.3) in the range between 0 to 100. The highest and lowest mean scores were in the sub-domains of weight and hirsutism. The mean (SD) of total score of health-promoting lifestyle was 2.2 (0.3) out of 4. Based on multivariate linear regression, the variables of health responsibility, stress management, spiritual growth, body mass index (BMI), woman’s job and menstrual cycle intervals were predictors of the quality of life in women with PCOS.
Conclusion: Given the importance of lifestyle in women with PCOS to maintain and improve their quality of life, it is necessary to take serious strategies for changing and improving their lifestyle.
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