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Nurse Educ Today. 2014 Jun;34(6):e7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.017. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Prevalence and correlates of depression among college nursing students in China.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Jianghai Road 283, Haizhu District of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China.
  • 2Division of Learning, Development and Diversity, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, China.
  • 3Division of Student Affairs, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, China.
  • 4Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Jianghai Road 283, Haizhu District of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address: gdpuppt@126.com.

Abstract

This study aims to assess the prevalence of depression and examine potential risk factors correlated to depression among nursing college students in China. Between September and November 2012, a total of 763 college nursing students were randomly selected to participate in a survey, which included the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The result showed that 22.9% (95% CI: 20.0%-25.9%) of participants reported high score on the CES-D (16 or above). Risk factors significantly associated with depression in the univariate analysis were academic performance, academic stress, interest in majors, occupational future, interpersonal relationship, frequency of exercise, self-reported health status, social support, educational level of father, relationship with parents and making decisions without interference by parents. Backward multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that lower academic stress, and better occupational future were strongly related to lower risk of depression, followed by active use of social support, full making decision power, better relationship with father and higher self-reported health status. The findings suggested that in order to prevent depression among college nursing students, school- and family-based strategies should be developed and implemented.

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KEYWORDS:

Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale; College nursing students; Depression; Prevalence; Risk factors

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