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The Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Rehabilitation Students in Iran


Introduction: The students’ mental health is a global concern. To reduce mental health problems, it is necessary to have adequate knowledge about their prevalence before any intervention. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the prevalence of psychological disorders in rehabilitation students in Ahvaz, Iran
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 213 students (172 undergraduate, 26 graduate, and 15 postgraduate students) from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) participated. They completed a demographic form, Beck’s Anxiety Inventory, Beck’s Depression Inventory, and Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 Items.
Results: The results showed that 54.4%, 19.3%, and 15.5% of students had moderate to severe stress, anxiety and depression, respectively. The students’ psychological status had a significant positive correlation with the family history of psychological disorders and comorbidity. Furthermore, there was a significant negative correlation between the students’ psychological status and weekly study hours.
Conclusion: The university authorities can help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety of students by encouraging them to increase their study time.

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Depression Anxiety Stress Rehabilitation sciences

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Karimi M, Kazemi K, Rahimi F, Mousavi MS, Shaterzadeh Yazdi MJ. The Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Rehabilitation Students in Iran. jmr. 2022;16(3):228-234.