Health status of nursing students of Hormozgan University of medical sciences by Goldberg’s general health questionnaire - 2011
Hormozgan Medical Journal: September 01, 2013, 17 (4); e88194
April 29, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
December 08, 2011
April 29, 2012
F. Health status of nursing students of Hormozgan University of medical sciences by Goldberg’s general health questionnaire - 2011,
Hormozgan Med J.
Introduction: Physical and mental health of students as future human resources of each
country, is of particular importance. The purpose of this survey was to determine the
general health status of nursing students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences in
Methods: In this cross sectional study, 95 nursing students of Hormozgan University of
Medical Sciences were selected with convenience sampling method and their health status
was assessed with Goldberg's general health questionnaire. This questionnaire consisted 28
multiple choice questions in four dimensions of physical functioning disorder, anxiety and
sleep disorders, social functioning disorder and depression symptoms. Data were analyzed
by descriptive statistics, t-tests and Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: Findings showed that 30.5% of the samples were male and 75.8% were residing
in the dormitory. The average age of the samples was 21.12±1.44 years and their mean of
total educational achievement mark was 16.12±1.02 out of 20. The findings revealed that
36.8% of the samples had general health score higher than cut off point. This indicated that
the subjects from different dimensions had general health disorders, such as: physical
functioning disorder 32.6%, anxiety and sleep disorders 37.9%, social functioning disorder
54.7%, and depression symptoms 17.9%. Statistical relationship showed that there was a
significant relationship between general health score and age.
Conclusion: Results showed that general health scores and their health related issues were
both higher among the younger students. The assessment of physical and mental health
status in the beginning of their entrance to the university and, even in high school period, as
well as holding counseling classes could be effective in order to promote the youth health
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