DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF QUESTIONNAIRE TO COMPARE TREATMENT OPTIONS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

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DARAKHSHAN MASROOR
SHEIKH ABDUL KHALIQ
IQBAL AZHAR
SYED MUZZAMMIL AHMAD

Abstract

Globally, it is an emerging trend to use complementary and alternative medications for treating illnesses and for betterment of general well-being. In past few years, the polycystic ovarian syndrome has been managed by multiple treatment options. There was a need to identify a reliable and satisfactory treatment for PCOS patients. For this reason, a Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) study is conducted to compare two or more different health care systems in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome.  At present, there is no comprehensive research model to explore the efficacy of different treatment systems for such female reproductive disorder. Accordingly, the aim of present study was to design an explanatory model that might account for this phenomenon. Hence, a 40-items questionnaire was developed in which conventional and alternative therapies were compared in terms of patient’s satisfaction to calculate the ultimate outcomes of all therapies. Therefore, aim of this pilot study was to confirm the reliability and validity of designed questionnaire. The respondent’s data was subjected to specific validation process; reliability and internal consistency using Cronbach’s alpha correlation coefficient. Reliability statistics was found in acceptable range with Cronbach’s Alpha score of 0.707, which proves that questionnaire has internal consistency and is valid and reliable for research. So it has been concluded that questionnaire is valid and reliable to use for comparative evaluation of PCOS in different treatment systems.

Keywords:
Polycystic, ovarian, syndrome, questionnaire, Cronbach’s Alpha, reliability, validity.

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MASROOR, D., KHALIQ, S. A., AZHAR, I., & AHMAD, S. M. (2020). DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF QUESTIONNAIRE TO COMPARE TREATMENT OPTIONS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 15(1), 1-3. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/4991
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