Efficacy of Cognitive Behvioral Therapy on Body Dissatisfaction of Females with PCOS
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Body Dissatisfaction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


The current study seeks to determine efficacy of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on the levels of Body Dissatisfaction in women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). In a quantitative pre-post experimental design, a purposive convenient sample of 10 women, aged 18 to 25 were recruited after the administration and the scoring of Body Dissatisfaction Scale (BDS; Ijaz & Tariq, 2015) and PCOS symptom checklist. Only those participants who were falling in the mild to moderate range of body dissatisfaction were retained in the study. After the screening of participants in the pretest, 5 participants in the experimental group were subjected to 7 individual sessions based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions, while remaining 5 were kept in the wait listed control group. Once the intervention phase ended and posttest scores were acquired from both the groups, paired sample t-test, and independent sample t-test were applied for statistical analysis and the results showed that there was no significant difference (p > 0.05) in the levels of body dissatisfaction post CBT interventions, and there was also an insignificant difference (p > 0.05) when the levels of body dissatisfaction of the control and experimental groups were compared. The results of the study have important implications for clinical practioners.

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