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Depression Among the Students of University of Khartoum

Depression Among the Students of University of Khartoum

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Title: Depression Among the Students of University of Khartoum
Author: BABIKER, SALAH
Abstract: Nowadays there are rapid changes in social cultural political economic and behavioural characteristics of the populations allover the world. These rapid changes put more stresses upon individuals making them more susceptible to depression. The students of University of Khartoum were selected for this cross-sectional survey. Using multistage cluster sampling, 2157 students were selected for the study out of the total number (21171) of University of Khartoum students at the year 2003. The sample included both sexes from all faculties, all academic class-years and different age groups. Short BDI (13 items) with cutoff point of 16; was used for assessment of depression, together with a sociodemographic questionnaire and selected life events. SPSS software was used for the analysis resulted in a prevalence rate of depression of 33.3% affecting all socioeconomic and sociodemographic classes. Severe depression affected (8.7%) of the students and moderate depression affected 24.6%. The variables of high statistical significance were the socioeconomic status and rape or attempted rape, also weakened family ties. High prevalence rate of depression is due to globalization with changing concepts, growing individuality and independence, materialism, cash economy and weakened interfamily relationships.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/8719
Date: 2015-04-09


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