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Aghakhani N, Sharif Nia H, Eghtedar S, Rahbar N, Jasemi M, Mesgar Zadeh M. Prevalence of Depression among Students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences (Iran). IJPBS. 2011; 5 (2) :131-135
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-54-en.html

Abstract:   (6532 Views)
Ôbjective: Â 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 Ürmia Üniversity of Medical Sciences.
Methods: Â descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 700 undergraduate medical and basic sciences students. Beck depression inventory (BDÏ) used for data gathering.
Results: Mean score of BDÏ 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.
Çonclusion:
Prevalence of depression that can affect the students’ quality of education and social behavior was high in Ürmia Üniversity of Medical Sciences.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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