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Depression, Anxiety, Stress among nursing students of Kolkata: a cross sectional study


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Author Details : Mausumi Basu, Debasis Sinha, Afifa Ahamed, Sita Chatterjee, RN Misra

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 54-60


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Abstract

Introduction: Globally the Lifetime prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress among adolescents and young adults are estimated to range from 5% to 70%.
Objectives: To find out the prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Nursing students of a tertiary care teaching institution of Kolkata.
Methods: An Institution based observational descriptive cross sectional study was carried out at School of Nursing of a tertiary care Government teaching hospital of Kolkata from April 2016 to May among 129 students using DASS 21 point scale. Data were analyzed by SPSS 23 using percentages.
Results: About 33.33% of the students suffered from moderate to extreme depression; 56.59% had moderate to extreme levels anxiety and 23.26% experienced moderate to extreme levels of stress.
Conclusions: Results of this study will help to better understanding of stress, anxiety and depression among nursing students so as to assist them to promote the quality of clinical practice. 

Keywords:
Nursing students, Depression, Anxiety, Stress

How to cite : Basu M, Sinha D, Ahamed A, Chatterjee S, Misra R, Depression, Anxiety, Stress among nursing students of Kolkata: a cross sectional study. J Prev Med Holist Health 2016;2(2):54-60

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