Pharmacoepidemiological Study of Gynecological Disorders Among Women in Community Setup

Naga Lekhini Ravi, Pravallika Kasula, Madhu Latha Gurram, Shafiya Begum Shaik
2018 International Journal of Current Research and Review  
Gynecological problems are universal in occurrence. Lack of awareness about various gynecological problems, economic and social barriers, delay the early diagnosis of the gynecological problems. In order to understand and to create awareness about gynecological problems this study was undertaken. Materials and Methods: Observational cross sectional study was conducted in the community settings (In and around Guntur) by taking samples randomly for a period of 6 months i.e., from October
more » ... h 2018. Subjects were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria and Patients were informed about study and obtained Informed Consent Form (ICF). The data was collected by using a self administered questionnaire. Subjects were educated on their disease by verbal and also by providing patient information leaflets. Results: Out of 5000 subjects, only 826 subjects met the inclusion criteria. Incidence (3.44%) and prevalence (4.6%) of abnormal uterine bleeding was high among all gynecological related problems followed by urinary tract infections in the age group between 26-35 years. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence (4.6%) and incidence (3.44%) of abnormal uterine bleeding among other gynecological problems. Generally urinary tract infection is self limiting, so by educating about medication usage, lifestyle modification, medication adherence and by providing patient information leaflets we observed there was a reduction in symptoms. Finally from the study we concluded that awareness plays a significant role in decreasing disease progression, complications and thereby reducing the economic burden
doi:10.31782/ijcrr.2018.10212 fatcat:a3iywh6z2zhgdbsnytcnpkiza4