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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 186-191

Evaluation the effect of auriculotherapy on the clinical signs of single girls with polycystic ovary syndrome: A single-blinded clinical trial


1 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Neurology and Neurosciences Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
2 Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Center for Environmental Polutants, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahboubeh Valiani
Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ccij.ccij_63_19

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Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine abnormalities in women. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of auriculotherapy on the clinical manifestations of PCOS in single girls aged 18–35 years. Setting and Design: A single blinded parallel clinical trial. Materials and Methods: This study was performed on 60 single girls aged 18-35 years that randomly assigned into two groups including auriculotherapy and medication. The clinical symptoms, hirsutism score, laboratory tests and ultrasound were measured and both groups were treated for two months. Statistical Analysis Used: The results were analyzed in three stages and analyzed by t-test, Chi square and repeated measurement tests. Results: A significant reduction was observed in hirsutism score in auriculotherapy group (P = 0.04). There was a significant difference before and immediately after the intervention in auriculotherapy group (P = 0.01). Hair loss immediately after the end of intervention was significantly lower in auriculotherapy group (P = 0.04). There was a significant change in relative frequency of acne immediately after the intervention between two auriculotherapy and medication groups (P = 0.01). Acne recovery in auriculotherapy group was higher, and the relative frequency of acne was significantly different between the two groups after 3 months of intervention (P = 0.005). The irregularity of menstruation in auriculotherapy group was reduced more compared with medication group (P = 0.02). The mean weight 3 months after the intervention was significantly different between two groups (P = 0.04). Conclusion: Auriculotherapy can play a role in reducing the symptoms of hirsutism, hair loss, and acne in single girls with PCOS, and even can control weight gain.


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