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Mod Care J 2009, 5(1): 26-31 Back to browse issues page
Surveying the general health of nursing students in Birjand University of Medical Sciences in 2007
Z Farajzadeh , F Noferesti , F Khadir , H Kazemi , Z Borhani
Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , farajzadehz@bums.ac.ir
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  One of the most vulnerable periods of life which threatens one’s health more than any other is student days, this period is coincident with students’ entrance to a new atmosphere with different people. As, one third of country population are young people aging between 15-29 and most of them are studying in schools and universities so paying attention to their spiritual health is highly important. The current study was conducted to survey different aspects of general health of nursing students of Birjand University of Medical.

  Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, sampling was done through census and GHQ-28 questioner was used for gathering data. 230 questioners were distributed among all nursing daily and nightly students and B.S students. 188 of them were completed and then were analyzed by SPSS and descriptive statistic tests, t-test and c 2 (P < 0.05).

  Results: 80.3% of the population was healthy and 19.7% was sick. A meaningful relationship was not found between general health and students’ demographic characteristics, but such a relation existed between body condition of students and their sex (P = 0.05) and the fathers’ job. Also there was a meaningful relation between social function disorder and their sex (P = 0.03).

  Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be observed that a high percentage of students have a good general health condition.


Keywords: General health condition, Nursing students, Medical University
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2012/11/29 | Accepted: 2012/12/12
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Farajzadeh Z, Noferesti F, Khadir F, Kazemi H, Borhani Z. Surveying the general health of nursing students in Birjand University of Medical Sciences in 2007. Mod Care J. 2009; 5 (1) :26-31
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