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Arch Hyg Sci 2015, 4(2): 80-85 Back to browse issues page
General Health Status Among Students of Islamic Azad University: A Cross-Sectional Study from Iran
Mohammad Taghi Savadpour, Khadije Nasiri *
Khalkhal Faculty of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
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Background & Aims of the Study: Health is one of the basic needs of human. There is a close relationship between physical and mental health. Human psyche is directly affected by his physical condition, and mutually his body and actions of human systems are influenced by psychological and mental space. Students because of their particular circumstances are vulnerable to mental health problems. The purpose of this study is to determine the general health status of students of Islamic Azad University. Materials & Methods: This descriptive analytical research was conducted on 478 students of Khalkhal Islamic Azad University. Simple random sampling method was used. General health questionnaire (GHQ-28) was used as research tool. Following data collection, data were analyzed using SPSS Software 13. Results: The results show that mean score of general health of the subjects is higher than cutoff. In this study, 21.3 percent of students were suspected of impaired health. Also, status of general health of female students was worse than male students and significant statistical relationship was observed between general health status and all its sub-scales except depression and gender (P < 0.5). Conclusions: G eneral health of students especially female students is impaired which may considerably affect their learning and performance and academic achievement.

Keywords: General health, students, Mental health
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/02/23 | Published: 2016/02/23
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Savadpour M T, Nasiri K. General Health Status Among Students of Islamic Azad University: A Cross-Sectional Study from Iran. Arch Hyg Sci. 2015; 4 (2) :80-85
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