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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 13, No. 8, 2014, pp. 1361-1366
Bioline Code: pr14187
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, No. 8, 2014, pp. 1361-1366

 en Evaluating the Perception and Awareness of Patients Regarding Ovarian Cysts in Peshawar, Pakistan
Azhar, Saira; Almas, Iffat; Rehman, Nisar-ur; Ahmed, Sarfraz; Tajik, Mohammad Ismail & Murtaza, Ghulam

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate patients’ perception regarding ovarian cyst as well as their awareness of the symptoms and health management of the disease.
Methods: A quantitative research approach was used to conduct this study. Patients were selected from the Gynecology wards, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar and a questionnaire was designed to evaluate the patients’ knowledge and awareness.
Results: When women were asked if they had prior knowledge about the ovarian cyst, 37 (58.7 %) responded that they were first told by the physician during their visit to the clinic or hospital while the patients responded, “Still don’t know” are 22 (34.9 %). With respect to educational level of the patients, they seemed to be less aware of the disease. Their perception regarding the disease is that they had a “water filled” balloon or tumor.
Conclusion: Prior to discharge of an ovarian cyst patient from the hospital, she should be counseled on the disease and successful treatment outcomes. Counseling of the patients may result in compliance with therapy, good quality of life and lower economic burden.

Keywords
Ovarian cyst; Menstrual cycle; Awareness; Perception; Treatment outcomes

 
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