Volume 18, Issue 58 (11-2017)                   Zanko J Med Sci 2017, 18(58): 24-32 | Back to browse issues page

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Investigation Depression Prevalence and Related Effective Factors Among Students at Health Faculty Semnan University of Medical Sciences in 2017, Iran. Zanko J Med Sci 2017; 18 (58) :24-32
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Background and Objectives: The incidence of depression is associated with decreased social, occupational, and educational performance. This study aimed at assessing the prevalence of depression and related effective factors among students at health faculty at Semnan University of Medical Sciences in 2017.
Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional design 177 students were included randomly in the survey. A questionnaire consisted of 21 items based on were applied to collect data. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 22) and were presented as descriptive statistics Statistical and analyses included One-way analysis of variance, t-test and correlation Pearson.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of age of students was 22.15±3.88 years. More than 80% of students experienced some levels of depression. Of the participants 19.8% Indicated no sign of distress, 26% mild distress, 37.3% average distress and 16.9% high depression. There was no statistical association of distress between female and male students (P=0.198). However, significant associations were Sedative drugs, parents education level and occupation, Study Field, Future Career and Financial situation with depression (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Overall, the prevalence of depression was higher among students compared to general population. Providing program for improving mental health is suggested.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/04/25 | Accepted: 2017/05/17 | ePublished: 2017/11/8

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