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General Health Status of Nursing Students in AJA University of Medical Sciences
Soltani. N
AJA University of Medical Sciences, Counseling Center.
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Background: One of the most important factors in students’ success and academic achievement is their general health. Students are the human resource and the founders of the future of country, and assessment of their mental and physical health and solutions for their improvement are important.

Objectives: The aim of this survey was to determine the general health status of nursing students in AJA University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was performed during the second semester of 2014-2015 in AJA University of Medical Sciences. A total of 135 nursing students were selected through convenience sampling method as the study sample. Goldberg’s general health questionnaire was used as the research tool. Data was analyzed by SPSS software descriptive statistics, t-test, one sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient.

Results: The mean and standard deviation was 18.73 ± 13.33. One sample t-test revealed general health of students. There was no meaningful difference in general health between male and female students (P > 0.05). Reliability was estimated 0.89 using the test-retest method.

Discussion and Conclusion: In order to protect and promote the general health of students, periodic screening and timely intervention is emphasized.

Keywords: General health, Psychological disorders, Nursing students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/8 | Accepted: 2015/12/5 | Published: 2016/03/8
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