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Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

JUNIO 2019 N° 5 Volumen 22

Prevalence of anxiety and depression symptomatology among University Nursing students in the Province of A Coruña

Section: Originals

How to quote

Pego-Pérez ER, Fernández I, del Río-Nieto MC, Gutiérrez-García E. Prevalencia de sintomatología de ansiedad y depresión en estudiantado universitario del Grado de Enfermería en la provincia de A Coruña. Metas Enferm jun 2019; 22(5):59-66.

Authors

Emilio Rubén Pego-Pérez1, Isaac Fernández Rodríguez2, Mª del Carmen del Río-Nieto3, Emilio Gutiérrez-García4

Position

1Máster. Grado en Enfermería. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radiología y Salud Pública. Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña 2Doctor. Licenciado en Ingeniería Química. Investigador colaborador externo. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña 3Especialista en Enfermería Pediatría. Licenciada en Psicología. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radiología y Salud Pública. Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña 4Doctor. Licenciado en Psicología. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radiología y Salud Pública. Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña

Contact address

milio Rubén Pego Pérez. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radiología y Salud Pública. Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Avda.

Contact email: emilioruben.pego@usc.es

Abstract

Objective: to determine the prevalence of the symptomatology of depression and anxiety among the University Nursing students in the province of A Coruña.
Method: a cross-sectional descriptive study among Nursing students from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of the Universities of A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela. The Beck Depression Inventory, EADG and HAD questionnaires were used to determine the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptomatology; descriptive data statistics was conducted.
Results: the study included 438 participants; 85% were female (n= 373) with 21.4 years as mean age (SD= 5). The prevalence of depressive symptomatology according to the BDI questionnaire was minimal for 71.2% of the sample (n= 71.2), mild for 21.3% (n= 93), moderate for 6.4% (n= 28) and severe for 1.1% (n= 5). In the EADG and HAD questionnaires, the presence of depression was considered probable in 61.2% (n= 268) and 63.7% (n= 279) of the sample, respectively.
Conclusion: the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptomatology was similar to that observed in other equivalent studies with Health Sciences students, and higher than that observed in the overall population. The assessment and prevention of this symptomatology is necessary, due to its negative organic and mental consequences.

Keywords:

Anxiety; depression; surveys and questionnaires; stressstudents

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Título:

Prevalencia de sintomatología de ansiedad y depresión en estudiantado universitario del Grado en Enfermería en la provincia de A Coruña