Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Nutrition Research, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Department of Biostatistics, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: Lifestyle training is of a key important in adolescent age for better life in the future.
Healthy lifestyle in adolescents can management of any disease such as diabetes and polycystic
ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Schools can provide an important environment to identify and change
the lifestyle of students. The aim of this protocol is designing and evaluating the effectiveness of
school‑based lifestyle training program improving the PCOS of adolescents.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cluster‑randomized controlled trial will be conducted to examine
the effectiveness of school‑based lifestyle training program in 16 to 18 years old adolescent girls.
The healthy lifestyle program will be designed by modification of behavioral habit, dietary intake,
and physical activity and educated in eight sessions for adolescents and one session for parents in
the intervention groups with sixty participants.
RESULTS: Changes in primary and secondary outcomes in PCOS and healthy adolescents
before and after intervention in the intervention and control groups will be analyzed for evaluation
effectiveness by one‑way ANOVA or other nonparametric equivalents.
CONCLUSION: The current study will provide information on the effectiveness of school‑based
lifestyle training programs for adolescents. With increasing numbers of PCOS at risk for long‑term
and/or late effects of treatment and other chronic diseases, efforts for promoting the healthy lifestyle
of this important group are urgently needed. This lifestyle program may provide valuable information
relating to the development of other healthy lifestyle interventions for PCOS and result in appropriate
behavior change and self‑management strategies.


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