Ego-Identity of Women in the Reproductive Age with Pcos and Their Socio-Demographic Determinants

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Anait Yuryevna Marianian
Mikhail Yuryevich Kuzmin
Daria Pavlovna Markova


Introduction: The purpose of the research is to identify the ego-identity nature of women of reproductive age with PCOS and socio-demographic factors determining this pattern.

Methods: The methods, used in the study, are as follows: "SEI-test" by EL Soldatova, Life-Line test by A.A. Kronik, «Twenty statements test» (TST) by M. Kuhn and T. McPartland; the total sample included 140 women (70 women with PCOS, 70 without PCOS).

Results: In women of reproductive age, diagnosed with PCOS, the status of Ego-identity Achievement prevails compared to women without this diagnosis. Patients with PCOS also show much less complete representation of their past and future life. Finally, women PCOS describe themselves in categories related to identity social component (career, self-development, etc.), rather than the interpersonal component (family sphere). Influence analysis of socio-demographic factors on the identity of women with PCOS showed that a greater number of external factors determine their identity compared to women without this diagnosis. The ego-identity of such women depends on their marital status and place of residence.

Conclusion: Women of reproductive age with PCOS, the status of Ego-identity Achievement prevails, compared to women without PCOS, similar by marital, age, and social status. It means they are responsible for their choice and control over their emotions.

Polycystic ovary syndrome, life path representation, ego-identity, women of reproductive age

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Marianian, A. Y., Kuzmin, M. Y., & Markova, D. P. (2020). Ego-Identity of Women in the Reproductive Age with Pcos and Their Socio-Demographic Determinants. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 32(23), 93-101.
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