Volume 29, Number 2 (6-2005)                   Research in Medicine 2005, 29(2): 141-145 | Back to browse issues page

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General mental health status among adolescents: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. Research in Medicine. 2005; 29 (2) :141-145
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-137-en.html

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 Background : when occurred during adolescence, adolescents in district 13 in Tehran as a part of Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) .

 Materials and methods : randomly selected. A demographic questionnaire as well as General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) which had already been validated for the Iranian population, were gathered by face-to-face interview. We have considered score of 6 as cut off point. Freedman, chi squared and Mann Whitney tests were used, when appropriate .

 Results : suspected to have some kinds of mental disorders . The mean (±SD) score of GHQ was 6.9±5.1 with the median of 6. The means of each of the subscales of the questionnaire were 0.9±1.4 for somatic system 1.3±1.7 for anxiety and sleep disorders, 3.7±2.0 for social dysfunction and 1.0±1.7 for depression. The median of these subscales were 0, 1, 4, 0, respectively . Compared with other subscales, subjects with social dysfunction had lower mental health statues (p<0.001) . Females were affected more frequently than males 65% vs. 35%, (p 0.001<. )

 Conclusion : frequency of females being higher . With respect to the importance of mental health in adolescence, investigating the risk factors of mental disorders, especially the social dysfunction scale , in future studies is recommended .

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Received: 2003/11/28

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