Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as a management strategy for symptoms of PCOS.
Arentz, S., Smith, C.A., Abbott, J. et al.
BMC Women’s Health 21, 107 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-021-01252-1
The international clinical practice guidelines for PCOS emphasize diet and exercise as first-line management of clinical signs and symptoms. This study aimed to describe the patterns, perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions for women in the community with PCOS.
An electronic survey of 493 members of two PCOS consumer support groups, collected by cloud-based Survey Monkey, described women’s types and patterns of diet and exercise, experiences and perceptions of effectiveness. Women were recruited from the Polycystic Ovary Association of Australia (POSAA) and from the Facebook group, PCOS University Research Group.