Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a set of symptoms due to hormone imbalance in women. Symptoms include: irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, infertility and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin around the neck region. This study was intended to improve the knowledge level of adolescent girls regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome and its management. The study design adopted was one group pre test post test design. By using simple random sampling method 60 samples were selected. The demographic data was collected by using demographic variables. Pre test was conducted using structured questionnaire and followed by structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome. Post test was conducted after one week by using the same questionnaire. The effectiveness was found with the help of ‘t’ test. The calculated value was 14.15 which were statistically significant at 0.05 level. Chi-square test was used to find out the association between pre test levels of knowledge with selected demographic variables. The mean score regarding level of knowledge before and after the structured teaching programme was 13.25 and 23.16 respectively. From the result of the study it was concluded that structured teaching programme was an effective strategy in increasing level of knowledge regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome among adolescent girls.
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Asha K Varughese, Veena Greetta Tauro. Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) on Knowledge regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) among Adolescent Girls, Kollam. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(4):360-362. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00087.X