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Fallahzadeh H, Momayyezi M, Nikokaran J. Prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress in Yazd (2013). TB. 2016; 15 (3) :155-164
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-2284-en.html
School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. , Mahdieh_momayyezi@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Depression and anxiety are the most common psychiatric disorders with a prevalence rate of 10-20% in the general population. Peace and avoidance of depression, anxiety and stress can increase the well-being. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress in Yazd.

Methods: A descriptive-analytic study was conducted on 400 people in Yazd through cluster sampling method. Yazd’s health centers were divided into 16 clusters and 25 families from each cluster. Data were collected by DASS-21 questionnaire. Statistical analyses included descriptive statistics and Mann-Whitney test, Kruskal-wallis test and logistic regression in SPSS/16 software.

Results: The prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress prevalence were respectively 54.3%, 57.7% and 51%. Results of logistic regression analysis showed that history of chronic diseases and low income were predictor variables for depression. Also, gender, Low educational level, history of chronic diseases and low income were predictor variables for anxiety. Type of job, smoking and history of chronic diseases were predictor variables for stress.

Conclusion: Results showed high levels of depression, anxiety and stress in population; also anxiety was more prevalent among them. Increase public awareness, Increase counseling centers, especially telephone counseling and improve the recreational facilities of parks is necessary to solve this issue and plan to improve conditions.

Keywords: depression, anxiety, stress, Yazd
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/09/19 | Accepted: 2016/09/19 | Published: 2016/09/19

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