Prevalence and Factors Associated with Stress among School-Going Adolescents in Nawabshah City, Pakistan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153030
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Presentation
Title:
Prevalence and Factors Associated with Stress among School-Going Adolescents in Nawabshah City, Pakistan
Abstract:
Prevalence and Factors Associated with Stress among School-Going Adolescents in Nawabshah City, Pakistan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Parpio, Yasmin P., BScN, MSc, Epi, &, Bio
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University School of Nursing
Title:Senior Instructor
Co-Authors:Salima M. Farooq, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Worldwide up to 20% of children and adolescents suffer from a disabling mental illness. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of stress as well as to identify the risk factors of stress among school-going adolescents in Nawabshah city, Pakistan. A cross sectional study was conducted on 800 school-going adolescents of 10 to 16 years, residents of Nawabshah city, chosen from 18 secondary schools of Nawabshah city. Simple random sampling was employed and face to face interviews were performed, using a structured questionnaire, to assess stress and various risk factors e.g. gender, prior information about pubertal body changes, type of school, number of siblings, age of mother, parental quarrel and number of rooms. Multiple linear regression analysis was done to identify the factors associated with stress. The prevalence of stress was found to be 30% in this study. The prevalence of stress was higher in adolescents studying in private schools as compared to government schools (adjusted Beta = 0.956, 95% CI: 0.501,1.412). With every one number increase in sibling, the mean estimated stress score increased (adjusted Beta = 0.120, 95% CI: 0.026, 0.215). Adolescents whom parents quarrel were more likely to have stress compared to adolescents whom parents do not quarrel (adjusted Beta = 0.158, 95% CI: 0.057, 0.259). There was decreased level of stress among female adolescents who had prior information about pubertal body changes (adjusted Beta = -1.101 (95% CI: -2.008,-0.194). Among male adolescents who had prior discussion about puberty the mean estimated stress score was 0.493 (95% CI: -2.008, 1.212) showing no effect of prior information about puberty on stress. This study found a high prevalence of stress and showed that number of siblings, number of rooms, type of school, mother's age, and parental quarrel are significantly associated with stress level among adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence and Factors Associated with Stress among School-Going Adolescents in Nawabshah City, Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153030-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevalence and Factors Associated with Stress among School-Going Adolescents in Nawabshah City, Pakistan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Parpio, Yasmin P., BScN, MSc, Epi, &amp;, Bio</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yasmin.parpio@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Salima M. Farooq, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Worldwide up to 20% of children and adolescents suffer from a disabling mental illness. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of stress as well as to identify the risk factors of stress among school-going adolescents in Nawabshah city, Pakistan. A cross sectional study was conducted on 800 school-going adolescents of 10 to 16 years, residents of Nawabshah city, chosen from 18 secondary schools of Nawabshah city. Simple random sampling was employed and face to face interviews were performed, using a structured questionnaire, to assess stress and various risk factors e.g. gender, prior information about pubertal body changes, type of school, number of siblings, age of mother, parental quarrel and number of rooms. Multiple linear regression analysis was done to identify the factors associated with stress. The prevalence of stress was found to be 30% in this study. The prevalence of stress was higher in adolescents studying in private schools as compared to government schools (adjusted Beta = 0.956, 95% CI: 0.501,1.412). With every one number increase in sibling, the mean estimated stress score increased (adjusted Beta = 0.120, 95% CI: 0.026, 0.215). Adolescents whom parents quarrel were more likely to have stress compared to adolescents whom parents do not quarrel (adjusted Beta = 0.158, 95% CI: 0.057, 0.259). There was decreased level of stress among female adolescents who had prior information about pubertal body changes (adjusted Beta = -1.101 (95% CI: -2.008,-0.194). Among male adolescents who had prior discussion about puberty the mean estimated stress score was 0.493 (95% CI: -2.008, 1.212) showing no effect of prior information about puberty on stress. This study found a high prevalence of stress and showed that number of siblings, number of rooms, type of school, mother's age, and parental quarrel are significantly associated with stress level among adolescents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:59:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:59:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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