A Survey on General Health among students of guidance schools

Seyyed Rahmatollah Mousavi Moghadam, Masoumeh Imanzad, Hamed Tavan, Koroush Sayemiri, Khadijeh Soghra Amini

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In recent years, the prevalence of mental disorders has increased and the prevalence of 18-23% is reported for Iran. This study aims to evaluate psychological aspect of general health status of children in Ilam city, located in Iran using a questionnaire. This study is a descriptive-comparative research that measures general health of boys and girls in schools. The required information is obtained by means of the GHQ-28 standard questionnaire which distributed among 118 children. The general health is divided into four categories, in which the dangerous group receives the higher scores in the range of 64-84. The SPSS software is used for data analysis. The sample consisted of 64 (54%) boys and 54 (46%) girls and overall score of children are classified into four categories. Among the samples, 38 participants (32.2%), 61 children (51.7%), 17 children (14.7%) and two persons (1.7%) are received the scores of 0-21, 22-42, 43-63 and 64-84, respectively. Also, the statistical association is observed between age, grade and general health of participants (P <0.05). Relatively large numbers of children possessed good general health status. It is found that as age of participant is increased its general health degrades.

 


Keywords


General Health; Mental Disorders; Children; GHQ-28

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jps.v5i2.5773

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EISSN: 2008-4978

PISSN: 2008-496X