Author(s): Stephanie Fernandes, Akshada Komarpant, Vaishnavi Dessai, Mrunali Gaude, Karishma Naik, Snehal Gawas, Vaishali Naik, Qutandy Vaz, Shanti Naik, Neha Naik, Florine Clara Fernades

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DOI: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00014   

Address: Stephanie Fernandes1, Akshada Komarpant1, Vaishnavi Dessai1, Mrunali Gaude1, Karishma Naik1, Snehal Gawas1, Vaishali Naik1, Qutandy Vaz1, Shanti Naik1, Neha Naik1, Florine Clara Fernades2*
1Students, Vrundavan Institute of Nursing Education, Colvale, Bardez, Goa, India.
2Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Vrundavan Institute of Nursing Education, Colvale, Bardez, Goa, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 10,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2022


ABSTRACT:
Common mental health problems seen among the college students are depression, suicide, anxiety disorder, eating disorder, substance use etc. which may rise in young adulthood. This study was done to assess depression anxiety stress (DAS) among the college students in selected area of Goa. The objectives of the study were a) To assess Depression Anxiety stress (DAS) among the college students based on Depression Anxiety Stress Scale – 42 (DASS- 42). b) To associate the level of Depression, Anxiety and Stress (DASS) score with selected demographic variables of the college students. A quantitative approach was used with descriptive research design. Convenient sampling technique was used. Sample size was 85. The investigator used Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS)-42 tool to assess Depression Anxiety Stress (D, A, S) among students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that 47(55.3%) had normal level of Depression, 20 (23.5%) had moderate level of Depression yet 2 (2.4%) suffered from severe depression, Majority of the subjects 24 (28.2%) has moderate Anxiety, 15 (17.6%) has severe Anxiety and 6 (7%) has very severe Anxiety. Majority of the subjects 12 (14.1%) has moderate Stress, 2 (2.4%) had severe and none had very severe Stress. The finding of the study showed varied levels of depression, anxiety and stress among the college students. So, screening and creating more awareness and intervention strategies may be needed for the better mental health of the students.


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Stephanie Fernandes, Akshada Komarpant, Vaishnavi Dessai, Mrunali Gaude, Karishma Naik, Snehal Gawas, Vaishali Naik, Qutandy Vaz, Shanti Naik, Neha Naik, Florine Clara Fernades. A study to assess depression anxiety stress among the college students in selected college of Goa. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(1):59-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00014

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Stephanie Fernandes, Akshada Komarpant, Vaishnavi Dessai, Mrunali Gaude, Karishma Naik, Snehal Gawas, Vaishali Naik, Qutandy Vaz, Shanti Naik, Neha Naik, Florine Clara Fernades. A study to assess depression anxiety stress among the college students in selected college of Goa. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(1):59-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00014   Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-1-14


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