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Ghasemnegad S M, Barchordary M. Frequency of anxiety and its relation with depression and other individual ‎characteristics in nursing students. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2012; 22 (2)
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Introduction: Anxiety is among the most prevalent mental disorder which people in any society ‎may encounter. This vague and uncomfortable feeling may affect all aspects of one's life and also ‎can accompany unlimited number of disorders such as depression. ‎ Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of anxiety in college students and ‎its relation with depression and other personal characteristics. ‎

 Methods: This is a descriptive co- relational study. The study population included all nursing ‎college students of Azad university of Lahijan and East Guilan Nursing &Midwifery Faculty from ‎which ‎‏150‏‎ students were randomly selected. Data collection instrument consisted of a ‎questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics such as Chi-square and ‎Fisher's test by SPSS software.

‎ Results: This study included ‎‏121‏‎ female and ‎‏29‏‎ male students. Results showed that ‎‏%68‏‎ of college ‎students were anxious and in regard to depression, ‎‏52%‏‎ showed no sign of depression. Results ‎showed significant relationship between anxiety and depression (p<‎‏0.05‏‎), also between anxiety and ‎depression and sex, marital status, satisfaction with major, positive attitude of family to major, well ‎fair and family history of depression (p<‎‏0.05‏‎). But there was no significant relationship between ‎anxiety and depression with age, place of living and living parents. ‎ Conclusion: According to research results, it seems more focus must be on this population and ‎favorable condition should be provided for their success in education. Anxiety and depression can ‎influence college students’ functions in various aspects of personality and social life. ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/2 | Accepted: 2014/08/2 | Published: 2014/08/2

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