Prevalence and correlates of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Nursing Students
Keywords:Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Prevalence
Background: Nursing students experience significant amount of depression, anxiety and stress throughout their undergraduate education and there is limited evidence regarding magnitude of depression, anxiety and stress among them in India. Aims & Objectives: To assess the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress and associated factors among nursing students. Materials & Methods: A web based cross sectional study was conducted among 214 nursing students of B.Sc. Nursing College, Dibrugarh in May 2021 using Google form containing structured questionnaire and DASS21 by convenience sampling. Logistic regression analysis was carried out to assess determinants of depression, anxiety and stress. Results: The prevalence of Depression, anxiety and stress was 55.1%, 63.1% and 29.9% respectively. On multiple regression analysis, mother’s occupation of the students was found to be significant predictor for depression and anxiety, getting less vacation was found to be significant predictor for depression and stress, satisfaction with nursing profession as a significant predictor for depression and caste as a significant predictor for stress. Conclusion: A high prevalence of Depression, anxiety and stress was found among nursing students.
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