Year 2021, Volume 4 , Issue 1, Pages 11 - 17 2021-01-01

Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students

Raju ASİRVATHAM [1] , Maneesha M V SUDHAN [2] , Janula RAJU [3]


Abstract: The mental health status of pharmacy students has been proven to be poor compared to their peers in other disciplines and has led to grave personal and professional consequences. This subject has however remained largely unexplored in our pharmacy education. The study was conducted to assess the prevalence of mental health of pharmacy students. A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 351 randomly selected pharmacy students from a College of Pharmacy & Research Centre located in South India. A self administered questionnaire including the GHQ12 was used to elicit information from the respondents. A score of ≥ 3 suggested poor mental while a score < 3 represented good mental health. Data were summarized using proportions, and chi-square (χ2) test was used to explore associations between categorical variables. Level of significance was set at p < 0.05. The mean age of the respondents was 23.4 ± 4.3 years, 63.8% were males, and 0.091% was from the sixth and 23.07% from the fourth year levels of study. Based on the GHQ categorization, 39.2% had a poor mental health status, compared to 60.8% with good mental health status. The factors significantly associated with poor mental health, were recent experience of mistreatment by trainers or colleagues, perceived inadequate monthly allowance and perception that medical training is stressful (p < 0.05). With more than a third of undergraduate pharmacy students with traits of poor mental health, provision of accessible mental health services/counselling is strongly recommended early in their training. More than half of students were responded that, they lost their sleep over worry and they had a feeling that they couldn’t overcome difficulties. Similarly, 63.81% of students lost their self-confidence and 66.09% students thought themselves worthless.
mental health, pharmacy students, socio demographic variables, association
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Primary Language en
Subjects Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-7939-4975
Author: Raju ASİRVATHAM (Primary Author)
Institution: St. Joseph's College of Pharmacy, Cherthala, Kerala, India.
Country: India


Orcid: 0000-0003-0176-9535
Author: Maneesha M V SUDHAN
Institution: Shree Krishna Institute of Pharmacy
Country: India


Orcid: 0000-0002-2903-1818
Author: Janula RAJU
Institution: King Khalid University, KSA
Country: Saudi Arabia


Dates

Publication Date : January 1, 2021

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APA Asi̇rvatham, R , M V, M , Raju, J . (2021). Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students . Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science , 4 (1) , 11-17 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/bssocialscience/issue/56923/773362
MLA Asi̇rvatham, R , M V, M , Raju, J . "Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students" . Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science 4 (2021 ): 11-17 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/bssocialscience/issue/56923/773362>
Chicago Asi̇rvatham, R , M V, M , Raju, J . "Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students". Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science 4 (2021 ): 11-17
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ISNAD Asi̇rvatham, Raju , M V, Maneesha , Raju, Janula . "Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students". Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science 4 / 1 (January 2021): 11-17 .
AMA Asi̇rvatham R , M V M , Raju J . Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students. BSJ Pub. Soc. Sci.. 2021; 4(1): 11-17.
Vancouver Asi̇rvatham R , M V M , Raju J . Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students. Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science. 2021; 4(1): 11-17.
IEEE R. Asi̇rvatham , M. M V and J. Raju , "Assessment Of Mental Health And Its Association With Socio Demographic Variables Among Students", Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 11-17, Jan. 2021