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Faghih Nsiri L, Sharifi V, Sadeghianmehr Z, Mirkia S, Hatmi Z, Darbooy S, et al . Prevalence of Stressful Factors and Psychiatric Symptoms Among Individuals Under The Care of Aboozar Health and Medical Center. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2006; 8 (1) :47-53
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1- South of Tehran Health Center, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (829 Views)
Objective: To recognize and rank stressful life events and the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms among individuals residing in the region of Population Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Aboozar area).
Method: 18 to 65 year old subjects residing in the region of 
Population Research   Center  were selected through a two stage random sampling method. The assessment instruments included the symptom checklist 90- revised (SCL-90-R) for psychiatric symptoms, and Paykel's interview for recent life events.
Results: In this study a total of 2158 subjects in the age range of 18-65 residing in the region of 
Population Research Center were examined. The results showed that each person had experienced an average of 4.2 stressful life events, and that the most prevalent stressful life problems were those related to financial problems (55.3%). Also, the most stressful events were those related to family problems (e.g. death of spouse). Multivariate analysis indicated that factors such as female sex, history of psychiatric illness, and the severity of stressful factors have a statistically significant relationship with the severity of psychiatric symptoms.
Conclusion: With regard to the psychological problems of the studied population there is a need to design community-based interventional studies to decrease the stress burden of the covered people of the 
Population Research Center.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2005/10/23 | Accepted: 2006/01/18 | Published: 2006/03/21

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