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Taheri R, Ziari A, Mirmohammadkhani M, Talebi Kiasari F, Sadeghi Ivrigh E. Prevalence of hirsutism and its related factors in dormitory students of Semnan University of Medical Sciences. jdc. 2016; 7 (1) :24-30
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5173-en.html

1- Department of Internal Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
2- Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran , abbas.ziari@yahoo.com
3- Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
4- Student Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
5- Shohada Hospital, Bandar Gaz, Golestan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2589 Views)

Background and Aim: Hirsutism as a clinical presentation of hyperandrogenism has a negative impact on the mental health and quality of life. Therefore, determination of its prevalence and associated factors in communities are important. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hirsutism and its associated factors in dormitory students of Semnan University of Medical Sciences in Semana, Iran.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all of the female students of Semnan University of Medical Sciences dormitory were given a questionnaire which consists of three parts. The first two sections was designed to collect the demographic data and medical history including past medical history, drug history, menstrual condition and familial history of hirsutism. The third section included the grading scale of Ferrimen-Gallwey, that contains images of various parts of the body and hair growth. Participants were asked to determine their hair growth on the pictures. Data was analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics (IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA) version 19. Chi squared test was used for comparison of proportions in different groups.

Results: From 330 participants, 119 students (36.1%) complained from hirsutism. 105 (31.8%) patients had mild and 14 (4.3%) students had moderate hirsutism. There was a significant correlation between hirsutism and irregular menstrual cycles, positive familial history of hirsutism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, polycystic ovary, hypothyroidism, use of danazol, and hoarseness (P<0.05).

Conclusion: This study showed a high prevalence of hirsutism in dormitory students of Semnan University of Medical Sciences. More clinical evaluation is suggested to determine various forms of hirsutism and the underlying conditions.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/19 | Accepted: 2016/06/19 | Published: 2016/06/19

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