Young women's experiences living with polycystic ovary syndrome.

  title={Young women's experiences living with polycystic ovary syndrome.},
  author={Theresa R. Weiss and Sandra Minor Bulmer},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={40 6},
OBJECTIVE To explore the psychosocial effects of living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through the experiences of young women diagnosed with this endocrine disorder. DESIGN A qualitative, phenomenological methodology was used. Data were obtained through personal, semistructured interviews. SETTING College campuses in New England. PARTICIPANTS A purposive sample of 12 young women with PCOS age 18 to 23 years. RESULTS The following themes emerged from analysis of participants… CONTINUE READING

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