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Structured education programme for women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomised controlled trial

H Mani, Y Chudasama, M Hadjiconstantinou, DH Bodicoat, C Edwardson, MJ Levy, LJ Gray, J Barnett, H Daly, TA Howlett, K Khunti, MJ Davies

Endocrine Connections | Published : 2018

Abstract

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured education programmes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods Single-centre, randomised controlled trial, testing a single exposure to a group-based, face-to-face, structured education programme. Inclusion criteria were women with PCOS, aged 18–49 years inclusive and body mass index ≥23 kg/m2 for black and minority ethnicities or ≥25 kg/m2 for white Europeans. Primary outcome was step-count/day at 12 months. Secondary outcomes included indices of physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, quality of life (QoL) and illness perception (IP). Results 161 women were included (78 control, 83 intervention); 69% white; m..

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