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Depression, anxiety and stress among undergraduate students in IIUM, Kuantan Campus

Ramli, Farizah and Abdul Razak, Hannah and Sajuni, Noor Aisyah and Yaacob, Munirah and Harun, Nor Asilah (2015) Depression, anxiety and stress among undergraduate students in IIUM, Kuantan Campus. In: 7th National Dental Students' Scientific Conference 2015, 15th-17th May 2015, Banquet Hall, Office of Campus Director, IIUM Kuantan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

To assess the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress and identify their associating factors among Kulliyyah of Dentistry (KOD), Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences (KAHS) and Kulliyyah of Sciences (KOS) students at International Islamic University Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 476 volunteered students. Their socio-demogrpahic data, self-reported depression, anxiety and stress (DASS-21) score, causes and relieving factors were collected using validated semi-structured pre-tested questionnaires. The data was analysed using Binomial and multiple linear regression tests with SPSS version 16. The prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress was 43.1%, 73.3% and 39.3% respectively. Binomial test indicated that KOD, KAHS and KOS students were significantly experiencing anxiety symptoms (p=0.001). The regression models for depression explained that first and fourth year students were less prone to have depression symptoms. The common predictors associated with all the assessed psychological morbidity were personal factors, while academic factors were related with anxiety and stress symptoms. The highest response for relieving factors factors was spiritual activities (91.2%), followed by sleeping (79.8%) and doing excercise/playing sports (74.6%), while seeking professional help relieved depression, anxiety or stress the leafs (26.5%). This study suggests that anxiety symptoms are prevalent among dental, allied health and sciences students. Hence, it is vital that educational institutions continually evaluate the psychological health of their students and tailor preventive measures and treatment programs to specifically target their needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 5688/49117
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression, anxiety , stress, students
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr Munirah Yaacob
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 11:11
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 11:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49117

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