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Labbafinejad Y, Bossaghzade A. Assessment of anxiety prevalence and its contributing factors in female medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010-2011. ioh. 2012; 9 (3) :32-38
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-874-en.html

.(Corresponding author), general practitioner, Tehran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran , as_bossaghzadeh@yahoo.com
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Backgoround and Aims: Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychological disorders in common population. Medical students have many exposures in their occupational environment(university, hospital…) and these exposures have different effects on their physical and psychological health. In this study, our aim was to assess the prevalence of anxiety in female medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010-2011 according to different items including educational section, marital status and habitancy situation.

 Methods: This is a descriptive-analytic cross sectional study. This study was conducted in female medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010-2011, using Stratified sampling method. We selected 196 persons of this population and evaluated them with Spielberger state- trait anxiety inventory and demographic questionnaire. The SPSS Ver.15 was used for data entry and analysis.

 Results: In this study the prevalence of general anxiety, overt anxiety and hidden anxiety in female medical students was obtained 28.5%, 25.5% and 16.3% respectively.

 Conclusion: It can be concluded that the prevalence of overt anxiety was higher in interns than others and the prevalence of hidden anxiety was higher in students lived in dormitory than other students. In addition, there was no significant correlation between prevalence of anxiety and marital status.

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Received: 2012/12/2 | Accepted: 2013/04/9 | Published: 2013/04/9

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