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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(3): 229-234 Back to browse issues page
The Survey of Mental Health Status in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences Students in 2007-2008
Davood Adham , Parviz Salem safi, Mohammad Amiri, Behrooz Dadkhah, Mohammadali Mohammadi, Naser Mozaffari, Zekrollah Sattari, Saeid Dadashian
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Background & Objectives: Since the students majoring in different Fields of medicine are going to play key roles regarding Community health in the future, it seams necessary to characterize problems threatening their mental health. This study was performed in order to evaluate students’ mental health status in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 352 students were selected through census and were requested to fill out general health questionnaire (GHQ) with 28 questions as well as personal information questionnaire. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi- square.
Results: The findings indicate that students have problems in physical (1.7%), and social function (4.3%), anxiety and insomnia (2.3%) of them suffer from severe depression (2%). Also according to cut point (23) 22.7% students were suspected of mental disorders. In this research, there was no significant difference in mental disorders between male and female students, but there was a meaningful relationship between status with paternal educational degree and family size and mother's job (p< 0.05).
Conclusion: according to the findings, student's psychological evaluation and counseling service in different fields to promote student mental health, is recommended
Keywords: mental health, medical sciences student, mental disorder
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2008/02/2 | Accepted: 2008/05/6 | Published: 2009/03/17
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Adham D, Salem safi P, Amiri M, Dadkhah B, Mohammadi M, Mozaffari N, et al . The Survey of Mental Health Status in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences Students in 2007-2008. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2008; 8 (3) :229-234
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