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| Published: June 25, 2020

Frequency of depression, anxiety and stress in physiotherapy students and their coping strategies

Revati Malani

BPth, sancheti institute college of physiotherapy, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Razia Nagarwala

HOD and Professor of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ashok K. Shyam

Research officer and MS (orthopaedic) Sancheti Institute of orthopaedic and rehabilitation, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Parag. K. Sancheti

Chairman and MS (orthopaedic) Sancheti Institute of orthopaedic and rehabilitation, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.072/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.072

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Introduction – The number of students being affected with mental health disorders is on a rise in our country. Early detection and management can be easily achieved at the institutional level. Objectives – The objectives of this study were to find the number of students that are affected with depression, anxiety and or stress and to discern the methods used by them for coping with the same. Methodology – 412 students from various colleges across the city were administered with two questionnaires, a self-made questionnaire on coping strategies and DASS-21. Data was analysed and descriptive statistics was obtained. Result – Out of the 412 students that participated in the study, 53% were stressed 64% were anxious and 65% were depressed. When dealing with stress, maximum number of students claim to miss college as their go to method, while less than 7% take help from professionals or mentors. Conclusion – A large number of students have their mental health far from normal and the student’s expectations from the institutes with regards to promotion of better mental health must be taken into consideration to correct the maladaptive coping.

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Revati Malani @ sancheticop@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.072/20200802

10.25215/0802.072

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020