Volume 25, Issue 2 (6-2018)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2018, 25(2): 142-151 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghaem H, Afrashteh S, Nami Nazari L, Kargarian S, Nejatollahi R. Prevalence of behavioral disorders and its related factors among primary school students Dashtestan county, 2016. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2018; 25 (2) :142-151
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-2350-en.html
1- Research Centre for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2- Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , sima.afrashte3@gmail.com
3- Master Student Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
4- Msc of Epidemiology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
5- Student in Clinical Psychology, Science Research Bushehr, Bushehr, Iran
Abstract:   (588 Views)
Background and Aim: Behavioral disorders (BD) is one of the most common problems in children. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of BD and its related factors among primary school students of Dashtestan, 2016.
Materials and Methods: This study is a descriptive-analytic study of cross-sectional type. The statistical population consisted of urban elementary students in Dashtestan. Participants in the study were 767 subjects who were selected by multi-stage random sampling. The tool used was Rutter's Teacher's Questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the data and logistic regression test was used for data analysis.
Results: The age range of participants was 6-13 years and the mean age was 9.53 ± 1.88 years. The prevalence of BD among primary school students was 27%. The prevalence of BD among male students (33.5%) was higher than female ones (17.8%). In this study, it was found that there was a significant relationship between behavioral disorders and gender variables, student's educational status, mother's job, father's death and parental divorce. However, there was no significant relationship between behavioral disorder with age, academic basis, father's occupation, birth rate, number of family members, mother's death, and parents education.
Conclusion:  The prevalence of behavioral disorders in Dashtestan is high compared to other studies. Given the importance of the individual and social health of adolescents and children and preventing the development of mental illness in adulthood, it is imperative that education authorities pay special attention to this issue.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2017/10/23 | Accepted: 2018/03/13 | Published: 2018/04/25

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