31Jan 2016

Prevalence of anxiety disorder among male school students at Taif governorate, Saudi Arabia

  • Department of Family medicine and Community Medicine, College of medicine Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Medical intern, College of medicine Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
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Background: In our study we examined the psychiatry properties of the parent version of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS-P).The classification of anxiety disorders by DSM-IV (obsessive–compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic/agoraphobia, separation anxiety and fear of physical injuries).Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and impairing conditions among children and adolescent. Aim of study: to determine the prevalence of anxiety disorders among students of primary schools. Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study was done. A multistage random sampling technique will be used to recruit the 334 students from two primary governmental schools. Results: we found that the prevalence of obsessive compulsive disease in the male students 18,6%, prevalence of Social phobia in the male students 7,8%, prevalence of panic Agoraphobia in the male students 11,4%, prevalence of Physical Injury in the male students 8,4%, prevalence of Separation Anxiety in the male students 26,9%, and the prevalence of Generalized Anxiety in the male students 6,6%. Conclusions: Findings demonstrate the significance anxiety disorders among primary school male students, and highlighting on clinical symptoms of it.


[Ali H. S Alzahrani, Hani Abozaid, Ayman Abdel Baky Ahmed, Abdullah Ahmed Alshomrani, Rami Abdullah Aljoaid, Mojahed Soliman Alqurashi, Mohammed Saad Althobaiti (2016); Prevalence of anxiety disorder among male school students at Taif governorate, Saudi Arabia Int. J. of Adv. Res. 4 (Jan). 302-316] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Dr Ayman Abdelbaky


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