Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in ethnic Indian women

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Are you a woman of Indian ethnic ancestry and have been diagnosed with PCOS?

PCOS is a rapidly growing health concern among ethnic Indian women. However, little is known about the experiences of ethnic Indian with PCOS worldwide.

Australian researchers at NICM Health Research Institute (Western Sydney University), Monash University and La Trobe University are seeking participants to take part in an anonymous online global survey.

This survey aims to understand the experiences of PCOS, diagnosis and treatment including the use of your traditional medicines, Ayurveda, and yoga.

Findings from this survey will help to understand the health needs of ethnic Indian women with PCOS and to inform the provision of culturally appropriate care particularly for lifestyle treatments.

Who can join?

  • Women of ethnic Indian ancestry aged 18 to 55 years.
  • Have been diagnosed with PCOS by a medical doctor.
  • Are able to read and understand English.
  • Have access to the Internet.

What’s involved?

Participants will be asked to:

  • Read the participant information sheet and provide consent.
  • Complete a 10-30 minute, anonymous online survey. The survey contains questions regarding your PCOS diagnosis, treatment, diet and physical activity, and your experience and preferences regarding the use of Ayurvedic medicines and yoga to manage your PCOS symptoms.

What are the benefits for participating?

  • Participants will inform further research and design on Ayurvedic diet and yoga protocol to help improve symptoms of PCOS and culturally appropriate care.

Interest in participating in this study?

For more details about this study, please read the following information before deciding whether to participate.

To participate in this study, follow the link and to complete the anonymous online survey.

For more information, please contact:

Vibhuti Rao
NICM Health Research Institute, Study Chief Investigator - PhD Candidate
e.     v.rao@westernsydney.edu.au

Human Research Ethics Committee Approval: This trial has been approved by Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number: H14103). This study is supported by NICM Health Research Institute and Western Sydney University.

Study Coordinating Principal Investigator: Dr Carolyn Ee, NICM Health Research Institute