Mental health status of Iranian students until 2011: A systematic review

Alizadeh-Navaei, Reza and Hosseini, Seyed Hamzeh (2014) Mental health status of Iranian students until 2011: A systematic review. Clinical Excellence, 2 (1). pp. 1-10.

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 Abstract   Entrance to university is associated with significant change in social, family and personal life in students. Exposure to these environment often been accompanied by anxiety and so will affect on the students performance and learning abilities. Several studies have been conducted in different regions of Iran, and it is necessary to review these results and discuss on this topic. In this review, mental health, students and Iran keywords were searched in the SID, Magiran, Iranmedex and Pubmed databases. Thirty-three and fifty-five articles were found in English and Persian languages, respectively. Finally 9 Persian articles and 3 English articles were measured with using the GHQ-28 and then they were reviewed. Results of these studies conducted in Iran by using the GHQ-28 questionnaire have been indicate prevalence of psychiatric disorders in university students were 22.7 Percent to 52.3 Percent. Although in one study psychiatric disorders in boys was higher than girls, but in other studies, not only did not reported any gender difference but also in some of them the rate was higher in girls. Results indicate that the prevalence of mental symptoms in students is high and needs immediate attention to avoid any complications in these vulnerable peoples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental Health, Student, General Health Questionnaire
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:10
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