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Mod Care J 2012, 9(4): 310-316 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of mental health in athletic and non-athletic male students in Birjand Payam-e-Noor University (2010-2011)
Mohamadreza Raeisoon , Yahya Mohammadi , Bita Bijari , M. Mogharrab
Birjand University of Medical Sciences , bita.bijari@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Mental health is considered as one of the criteria in determining total health of people. Due to high prevalence of impaired mental health in students and its importance the present study was performed to compare general health in athletic and non-athletic students in Birjand Payam-e-Noor University in 2010-2011. Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, 75 athletic students from Birjand Payam-e-Noor university with a record of 2 years of continuous exercise , as the case group, and the same number of non-athletic students without having any history of continuous exercise from the same university were taken as subjects. The two groups had been selected through census and both were matched for age. Demographic form and GHQ-28 questionnaire were completed by both. The obtained data was analyzed by means of SPSS software (version 11) using statistical tests descriptive statistics , independent T, and χ2 at the significant level P<0.05. Results: Mean score of mental health was significantly higher in athletic students (P=0.007).It was higher in all four subscale scores than that of non-athletic students., The difference between the two groups in the subscales of physical symptoms, anxiety symptoms, sleep disturbance ,and depression symptoms was significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: The results showed that athletic students' mental health is better than that of non-athletic ones
Keywords: Mental Health, Athletes, Students, Birjand
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Type of Study: Systematic Review | Subject: Neurology
Received: 2012/09/25 | Accepted: 2013/01/22 | Published: 2013/12/11
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raeisoon M, mohammadi Y, bijari B, Mogharrab M. Comparison of mental health in athletic and non-athletic male students in Birjand Payam-e-Noor University (2010-2011). Mod Care J. 2012; 9 (4) :310-316
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