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Journal of Preventive Medicine and Holistic Health

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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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. 

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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