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Greener Journal of Medical Sciences

Vol. 11(2), pp. 234-239,  2021

ISSN: 2276-7797

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Perception and Attitude of Women of Reproductive Age Group towards Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Its Effect on ABO Blood Group in Rivers State, Nigeria.



Oriji Eunice Ibiye1*, Ojeka Sunday Ogbu2 and Zabbey Victor Zigabelbari2



1Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Rivers State University, Nigeria.

2Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.


E-mail: ibiyeabere@ ; sunday.ojeka@; zabbeyvictor@






Article No.: 111721127

Type: Research



Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) simply refers to the presence of small and painless cysts in the ovaries. It remains a public health concern of women in reproductive age. Despite the fact that its prevalence is global, it has been found that the perception of the patients and their attitudes towards its existence varies from one geographical location to another. The study therefore investigated the perception of women of reproductive age group in Rivers State of polycystic ovarian syndrome and their attitude towards the condition as well as its effect on ABO blood group.

Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study conducted amongst a sample of 120 PCOS women with age ranging from 15years to 50 years to evaluate their perceptions of the PCOS condition and their attitudes towards the condition. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents.

Results: The results showed that the respondents have a wrong perception of and a negative attitude towards the PCOS condition, as majority of them were greatly worried about their infertility state, their inability to lose weight, their menstrual irregularities and their excess body hair. It was also found that majority of the women with PCOS belong to blood group O while the least number were of blood group A.

Conclusions: It was therefore concluded that the women in this study generally have a negative attitude and a wrong perception of PCOS and that PCOS is mostly prevalent among blood group O women.


Accepted:  19/11/2021

Published: 30/11/2021


*Corresponding Author

Dr Oriji, Eunice Ibiye

E-mail: ibiyeabere@

Phone: +2348031390948



Ovaries, women, attitudes, perception, Questionnaire, PCOS








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Cite this Article: Oriji, EI; Ojeka, SO; Zabbey, VZ (2021). Perception and Attitude of Women of Reproductive Age Group towards Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Its Effect on ABO Blood Group in Rivers State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Medical Sciences, 11(2): 234-239.


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