publication . Article . 2016

English

Davis Manuel; Mini John; Rekha N.S;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2016 Journal: Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare (issn: 2349-2562, eissn: 2349-2570, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Level Up Business Center
Abstract
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric problem in school going children worldwide. OBJECTIVE This study was done to find the prevalence and risk factors for anxiety disorders in adolescents in rural Kerala. METHODS A school based survey was done among children of 10 to 13 years using SCARED anxiety scale. Specific items in the SCARED scale were used to assess panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and school avoidance, detailed assessments of various sociodemographic variables were also done. RESULTS A total of 250 children were studied – 147 girls and 103 boys. Anxiety disorders w...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Anxiety Disorder, Adolescents, Prevalence, Psychiatric Disorder., General works, R5-130.5
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