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Title: The prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress and their associated factors in college students
Authors: Ramón Arbués, Enrique ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID
Gea-Caballero, Vicente Antonio SCOPUSID
Granada López, José Manuel ORCID SCOPUSID
Pellicer García, Begoña SCOPUSID
Keywords: Estudios transversales; Depresión; Ansiedad; Estrés; Salud del estudiante
Issue Date: 24-Sep-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Ramón-Arbués, E., Gea-Caballero, V., Granada-López, J.M., Juárez-Vela, R., Pellicer-García, B., Antón-Solanas, I., 2020. The Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress and Their Associated Factors in College Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, 7001.. doi:10.3390/ijerph17197001
Abstract: Aim: To estimate the prevalence of symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and associated factors in a population of college students. Method: Cross-sectional study of psychological distress measured through the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) in a sample of 1074 college students. Results: We found a moderate prevalence of depression (18.4%), anxiety (23.6%) and stress (34.5%) symptoms in our study population. Being <21, having problematic Internet use behavior, smoking, presenting insomnia and having a low self-esteem were independently associated with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Being a woman, living with their family, having a stable partner, consuming alcohol frequently and having poor nutritional habits were significantly associated with symptoms of stress; lacking a stable partner was significantly associated with depressive symptoms; and frequent consumption of alcohol was significantly associated with symptoms of anxiety. Conclusion: We found a moderate prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress symptoms in our population. Interventions aimed at promoting mental health among college students should be implemented.
ISSN: 1661-7827
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