Anxiety and depression symptoms in university students from public institutions of higher education in Brazil during the covid-19 pandemic: a multicenter study
Keywords:Mental health, covid-19, Anxiety, Depression, Students, Multicenter study
This is a multicenter, cross-sectional study carried out with students regularly enrolled in undergraduate courses at eight Brazilian IFES. Data collection was conducted between October 2021 and February 2022 using an online self-completed questionnaire, which addressed sociodemographic and academic characteristics, lifestyle habits, and health conditions. Symptoms of anxiety and depression were assessed using the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21). Variables were analyzed descriptively using frequency distribution and Pearson’s chi-square test. To estimate the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression, the proportion and 95% confidence interval (95%CI) were used. The level of adopted statistical significance was 5%.
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Copyright (c) 2023 Bruna Carolina Rafael Barbosa, Waléria de Paula, Aline Dayrell Ferreira, Eulilian Dias de Freitas, Carolina Martins dos Santos Chagas, Helian Nunes de Oliveira, Lívia Garcia Ferreira, Luciana Saraiva da Silva, Fernanda de Carvalho Vidigal, Luciana Neri Nobre, Elaine Leandro Machado, Clareci Silva Cardoso, Adriana Lúcia Meireles
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Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais
Grant numbers N. CDS - APQ-01089- 18;nº. 8288757/2019