Volume 22, Issue 5 (Biomonthly Dec-Jan 2011)                   Stud Med Sci 2011, 22(5): 439-448 | Back to browse issues page

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University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran , s.faramarzi@edu.ui.ac.ir
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  Background & Aims: The purpose of this study was to survey and compare the prevalence and frequency of behavioral disorders among high school students considering gender, field of study, and place of residence in Bostanabad.

  Materials & Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted through the stratified sampling proportion and included 384 students. Data were gathered with Achenbach's Behavioral Problems (YSR) scale and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics .

  Results : Among high school students, aggressive behavior had the highest and somatisization disorder the lowest prevalence. Also the prevalence of withdrawal / depression and other problems (including school phobia, nail biting, etc.) were significantly higher in girls (p ≤ 0.05), and law-breaking behavior was significantly higher in boys (p ≤ 0.05). While in urban students the prevalence of withdrawal / depression and aggressive behavior, was significantly more than rural students (p≤0.05). There was no significant difference between students according the field of study .

  Conclusion: The results can be obtained in order to clarify mental health disorders and the need for further planning.

  Source: Urmia Med J 2011: 22(5): 487 ISSN: 1027-3727

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