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Prevalence of Depression among Students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences (Iran)

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Nader Aghakhani 1 , * , Hamid Sharif Nia 2 , Samereh Eghtedar 3 , Narges Rahbar 3 , Madineh Jasemi 3 , Maryam Mesgar Zadeh 3

1 Candidate of PhD, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 MSc, Candidate of PhD in Nursing, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Andorra

3 MSc, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

How to Cite: Aghakhani N, Sharif Nia H, Eghtedar S, Rahbar N, Jasemi M, et al. Prevalence of Depression among Students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences (Iran), Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(2):131-5.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (2); 131-5
Published Online: December 31, 2011
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: July 30, 2010
Revised: January 01, 2011
Accepted: June 25, 2012

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Abstract

Objective: A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, thoughts and behaviors. This study was performed to identify the presence of depression among medical students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 700 undergraduate medical and basic sciences students. Beck depression inventory (BDI) used for data gathering.

Results: Mean score of BDI was 10.4 ± 0.8 and 52.6% of students scored under the depression threshold. Four of them had severe depression. Results showed no significant relationship between depression and age, education, sex, rank of birth or duration of education.

Conclusion: Prevalence of depression that can affect the students’ quality of education and social behavior was high in Urmia University of Medical Sciences.

Declaration of Interest: None.

Citation: Aghakhani N, Sharif Nia H, EghtedarP PS, Rahbar N, JasemiP PM, Mesgar Zadeh M. Prevalence of depression among students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences (Iran). Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2011; 5(2): 131-5

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Depression Medical Students Prevalence Urmia

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