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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part B

A Study on Prevalence of Psychiatric symptoms among Post graduate Female students of Bangalore University


Author(s): Tilak Kumar BS

Abstract: Aim: This study aims to assess the prevalence of Psychiatric symptoms of female students studying in various P.G. Departments of Bangalore University using the Symptom Check list 90 revised version. Method: The self-report version of the SCL 90r. 90 item, single page, self-administered questionnaire was used as a Measure to assess the Quantification of current psychopathology along nine symptom constructs was administered to the P.G. students with their due consent. And these P.G Students were from various departments of Bangalore University at Jnanabharathi campus, Bangalore. The age of the subjects ranged from 24-26years. Results: out of the total samples used for the study, In Somatization symptom construct 56% were above the mean value and 44% were recorded below the mean value (SD=3.54). In Obsessive-Compulsive symptom construct 34% were above the mean Value and 66% were below average with a SD=4.95. In Depression symptom construct 44% were above average and 56% were below average with a SD=59.5. In anxiety symptom construct it was shown 38% above average and 62% below average with a SD=4.95. In Hostility symptom construct 68% were above average and 32% were below average with a SD=0. In Phobic Anxiety symptom construct 62% were above average and 38% were below average with a SD=5.66. In Paranoid ideation symptom construct 48% were above average and 52% were below average with a SD=2.83. And finally in Psychotism symptom construct 32% were above average and 68% were below average with SD=8.49. The most sensitive single Quantitative indicator (GSI-Global severity Index) concerning respondent’s psychological distress status, the mean value was 61.5 and SD=5.66. Measure to provide information about respondent’s distress style (PSDI-Positive symptom distress Index) was having a mean value of 53.5 with a SD=9.44. Array of symptoms the individuals were currently experiencing (PST-positive symptom total) was having a mean value of 62.5 and SD=2.12. Conclusion: From the above results it can be concluded that the distress levels were moderate to high-moderate for the respondents, Overall intensity of distress was somewhat elevated and they had endorsed a marked number of symptoms. The respondents had positively endorsed a number of first rank symptoms of thought disorder. Although this pattern sometimes occurs as a result of histrionic over-dramatization or other personality-based response set distortions, the possibility of a true thought disorder should be evaluated.

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How to cite this article:
Tilak Kumar BS. A Study on Prevalence of Psychiatric symptoms among Post graduate Female students of Bangalore University. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):90-93.
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