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The assessment of change of Quality of life about womem with polycystic ovary syndrome using traditional Chinese Medicine
traditional Chinese medicine,polycystic ovarian syndrome,quality of life,
|Publication Year :||2013|
多囊性卵巢症(polycystic ovarian syndrome,PCOS)，是一種成因未明的內分泌異常疾病，典型症狀包含月經週期不規則、體態豐腴、青春痘、多毛或男性化表徵，嚴重甚至導致不孕，成為婦女健康的一大威脅。
Background:Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can be attributed to endocrine disorders, with unknown underlying mechanisms. Typical symptoms include irregular menstrual cycle, plump figure, acne, or hirsutism. In serious condition, PCOS can even lead to infertility, and therefore becomes a major threat to women's health.
1. To quantitatively investigate the effects of treatment of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) on quality of life in patients with PCOS.
2. To qualitatively study the changes for the PCOS subjects treated with TCM in the subjective efficacy, physiological condition, psychological condition, social condition, environmental condition, and subjective cognition of behavior.
Research methods: The PCOS subjects underwent 4-month TCM treatment, and were evaluated by performing three times of WHOQOL-BRIEF. After the end of the TCM treatment, in-depth interviews for the PCOS subjects and then qualitative analysis were performed.
Results:For the changes of all the participated subjects in the quality of life between before and after the present TCM treatment, there were significant improvements in the total score and the psychological condition following 2-month treatment, whereas no any significant improvements following 4-month treatment.Groups B has better improvement effects in the quality of life than Group A following 2-month TCM treatment, no matter in the total score, psychological (both with statistical significance by paired-t test), physiological, environmental (both at the borderline of statistical significance by paired-t test), and social conditions (by changing trends of score over time).In-depth interviews revealed that in the physiological condition, pain or diarrhea during menstrual cycle are mostly improved, especially in the ovulation condition. Most subjects have psychological stress from the work, or problems in accompanying with families. Social supports are also good in most subjects; most families support them to accept TCM treatment; some have conflicts with their mother in law. In the living-environment condition, stress can be induced by the privacy conflict problem, inconvenient traffic, or inconvenience to take exercise.
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