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RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 173-175

Dietary and physical activity patterns among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

Ramsha Tariq, Huma Riaz, Kiran Afzal, Sajjan Iqbal Memon, Sheza Kainat, Rabia Asif.


Objective: To determine the prevalence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in women’s dietary habits and their physical activity patterns.
Methodology: This observational cross-sectional study was conducted in Department of Gynecology, Pakistan Railway Hospital, Rawalpindi and included 106 diagnosed Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) female patients aged >18 years with non-probability convenient sampling. The study was carried out from January to June 2019. We used a modified questionnaire to measure the level of obesity and physically inactivity, followed with the Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity Scale for measuring patterns of physical activity in their dietary habits.
Results: Women with PCOS followed a sedentary lifestyle and were not physically active. Among the sample, 83% of females were reluctant from performing physical activity.
Conclusion: The majority of PCOS Patients fall in high-risk obesity, in terms of waist-hip ratio. They do not follow any special diet for weight reduction. Most of them perform only light physical activity.

Key words: BMI, ovary syndrome, waist hip ratio.

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