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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2014 Nov-Dec;60(6):525-30. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.60.06.009.

Common mental disorders and associated factors among final-year healthcare students.

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1
Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sergipe.
2
University of São Paulo of Ribeirão Preto.
3
Mental Health Juvenile Service; Pedagogic assistence service, teaching Hospital, UFBA.
4
department of medicine, Federal University of Sergipe.
5
Federal University of São Paulo.
6
postgraduate program in health and medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Bahia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

to assess the prevalence of common mental disorder (CMD) and to identify potential associated factors among medical, dental and nursing students.

METHODS:

a cross-sectional study conducted in a public university in Northeast Brazil with 172 undergraduate students of the last three semesters of the medicine, dentistry and nursing courses, in February 2010, using the Self Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) and a structured questionnaire developed by the authors. Logistic regression was performed for data analysis.

RESULTS:

the prevalence of CMD was 33.7%. The courses presented no differences in CMD prevalence. The logistic regression analysis showed a strong association of the following variables with CMD: female (OR=4.34), lack of good expectations regarding the future (OR=5.83), course as not a source of pleasure (OR=7.52) and feeling emotionally tense (OR=11.23).

CONCLUSION:

the high prevalence suggests that immediate preventive measures should be implemented, such as the setting up of psycho-pedagogic support services for students, and teacher development programs.

PMID:
25650851
DOI:
10.1590/1806-9282.60.06.009
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