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A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Ilam Iran

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(2017) A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Ilam Iran. Archives of Iranian Medicine. S47-S50. ISSN 1029-2977

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Abstract

Introduction: This research aims to determine the mental health status of population aged 15 and over in the province of Ilam in 2015. Methods: The statistical population of this cross-sectional field survey consisted of residents of urban and rural areas of Ilam in Iran. An estimated sample size of 1200 people was chosen using systematic random cluster sampling. The access was provided by the contribution of Geographical Post Office of Ilam, Dehloran and Eyvan cities. The General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) was used as the screening tool for mental disorders. The analysis of data in the current study was carried out using the SPSS-18 software. Results: Using GHQ traditional scoring method, the results showed that 32.4 of individuals (37 of females, and 28.1 of males) were likely to have a mental disorder. The prevalence of suspected cases of mental disorders was 33 in urban and 31 in rural areas. The prevalence of mental disorders was higher in females, people living in urban areas, those aged 65 years and above, divorced or widowed, illiterate, and the retired compared to other groups. In addition, the prevalence increased with age. The prevalence of anxiety and somatization symptoms was higher than social dysfunction and depression. Moreover, the prevalence of these symptoms was higher in females than males. Conclusion: Almost one third of the samples were likely to have a mental disorder. Therefore, the provincial authorities and health providers should take essential steps for providing and maintaining mental health services to promote community mental health.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Noorbala, A. A.UNSPECIFIED
Yazdi, S. A. B.UNSPECIFIED
Faghihzadeh, S.UNSPECIFIED
Kamali, K.UNSPECIFIED
Faghihzadeh, E.UNSPECIFIED
Hajebi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Akhondzadeh, S.UNSPECIFIED
Yahyavi, S. T.UNSPECIFIED
Baluchi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Adult population general health questionnaire (GHQ-28) Ilam province mental health status General & Internal Medicine
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Page Range: S47-S50
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 20
Number: 11
ISSN: 1029-2977
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/216

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