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The stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms severity among international students at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS).

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dc.contributor.author Nassr, Riyath
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-17T17:56:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-17T17:56:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.lsmuni.lt/handle/1/32228
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study: to investigate the relations among stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms severity among international students at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS). The objectives of the study: 1. To evaluate sociodemographic characteristics of international students of LUHS. 2. To measure anxiety and depressive symptoms severity among international students of LUHS. 3. To investigate the stress symptoms severity within the international student population and to determine which situations leads to stress. 4. To find relations between international student’s sociodemographic characteristics and stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms severity. Study population and methods: 180 international students of LUHS from all years of study and faculty, proportionately, after signed inform consent form will be anonymously evaluated for anxiety, depressive and stress symptoms severity, using the DASS-42 (Depressive Anxiety Stress Scale) instrument. Students fill socio-demographic questionnaire and a stressor (Likert scale) questionnaire - to assess most stressful situations. Result: It was reported moderate depressive symptoms severity17,5 (4, 00), mild anxiety symptoms severity 9, 00 (3, 0) in 50% and moderate stress symptoms severity 21,0 (4, 65) in 75% of international students that was statistically significant (p<0, 05). Most stressful situations with( %): Language(24,4), Apart from family, friends and home(70,0), Passing studies(21,7), Retakes/missing class(5,5), Dealing with the University life and Achieving your goals(30).(p<0,0001). Females had slightly more depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms than males (p<0, 05). Younger generation had more depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms than older generation.(p<0, 0001). Pre-clinical year’s had more depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms severity than clinical year’s students (p<0, 05). Married students had less depressive and stress symptoms than in relationship and single students (p<0, 05). Students with a past family history of depressive/anxiety had less anxiety symptoms severity than students without history(p<0, 05). Students that failed to qualify to their main faculty had a less anxiety symptoms severity than students choosing by their own preference (p<0, 05). No smokers had less stress and depressive symptoms severity than smokers (p<0, 0001). Moderate drinkers had less depressive symptoms severity mean score than non-drinkers (p<0, 05). Students with poor Lithuanian Language had more depressive and stress symptoms severity than moderate students language skills (p<0, 05). Conclusion: 1. Higher scores of depressive and anxiety symptoms severity in 50%, Higher scores of stress symptoms severity in 75% of the international students. 2. Language, distance from family&home, passing studies, retakes and coping with University life are most stressful situations. 3. Preclinical, young, female, single, smokers, and poor language students had more symptoms severity. 4. Clinical, older, male, in relationship, moderate drinkers, and good language students had less symptoms severity.
dc.description.abstract Tyrimo tikslas : ištirti sąsajas tarp patiriamo streso bei nerimo ir depresijos simptomų sunkumo tarp Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas ( LSMU ) tarptautinių sstudijų studentų. Išvada: 1. Depresijos ir nerimo simptomų sunkumo reikšmingi rodikliai nustatyti 50% , o aukšti streso simptomų sunkumo balai- 75 % tarptautinių studijų studentų. 2. Labiausiai stresinėmis situacijomis su kuriomis sunku susidoroti, universitetogyvenime tarptautiniai studnetai įvardina- lietuvių kalbos nemokėjimą, atstumas nuo šeimos ir namų ar artimųjų. 3. Ryškesnius simptomus patyrė ikiklinikinių metų, jaunesnio amžiaus, moteriškos lyties, vieniši , rūkantys ir prastos žinantys lietuvių kalbą studentai 4. Klinikinių studijų metu, vyresnio amžiaus , vyriškos lyties, gyvenantys porpje, vidutiniškai vartojantys alkoholį ir turintys gerus lietuvių kalbos įgūdžius studentai patyrė mažesnį simptomų sunkumą.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Depressive
dc.subject Anxiety
dc.subject Stress
dc.subject International students
dc.subject Depresinis
dc.subject Stresas
dc.subject Nerimas
dc.subject Tarptautiniai studentai
dc.title The stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms severity among international students at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS).
dc.title.alternative Nerimo ir depresijos simptomai kaip streso išraiška tarp Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universiteto ( LSMU ) tarprautinių studijų studentų.
dc.type Magistro darbas


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