A Prospective Study on the Assessment of Level of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Among Teaching Faculties of a Nursing College

Morteza Alibakhshi Kenari
2014 American Journal of Nursing Science  
Aim: Psychological stability is indeed an important predictor that could contribute to high academic achievement. Depression, stress, and anxiety are among the psychological problems that are common among teachers and students. The study was aimed to assess the level of depression, anxiety and stress among the teaching faculties. Study design: It is a questionnaire based prospective observational study. Place and Duration of the study: The study was carried out at a Nursing college for a period
more » ... of 3 months. Methodology: Depression, Anxiety and Stress score scale (DASS-21) questionnaire was used in the study to assess the parameters. Conclusion: The combined assessment on level of depression, anxiety and stress revealed that 16 percent of the teaching faculties were observed with anxiety alone and 16 percent with Depression with Anxiety. Twelve percent of the faculties were found to have all the three conditions. It indicates that nearly 44 percent of the faculties were found to have some level of mind strife, so this should be annulled in all the aspects to give more academic output and sound health. Dealing with issues surrounding workload, student behaviour, and employment conditions, may help reduce stress, and thus reduce depression and anxiety among teachers.
doi:10.11648/j.ajns.20140304.11 fatcat:wb26we54xjhorexvlyveu7dotu