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Predictors of adolescents’ mental health problems in Saudi Arabia: findings from the Jeeluna® national study

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, September 2017
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Title
Predictors of adolescents’ mental health problems in Saudi Arabia: findings from the Jeeluna® national study
Published in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13034-017-0188-x
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Oraynab Abou Abbas, Fadia AlBuhairan

Abstract

Depression and anxiety among adolescents require further attention as they have profound harmful implications on several aspects of adolescents' wellbeing and can be associated with life threatening risk behaviors such as suicide. To examine the underlying risk factors for feeling so sad or hopeless and for feeling worried among adolescents in Saudi Arabia. Data from Jeeluna(®) national survey was used. A cross-sectional, multi-stage, stratified, cluster random sampling technique was applied among a sample of students aged 10-19 years attending intermediate and secondary schools in Saudi Arabia. A self-administered questionnaire assessing several domains, including feeling so sad or hopeless and worried, was used to collect data. Logistic regression models were fitted to determine the different factors associated with mental health. A sample of 12,121 students was included in this study. Feeling so sad or hopeless and feeling worried were significantly more prevalent among females and older adolescents (p < 0.0001). The results showed that poor relationship with parents, negative body image, and chronic illness to be significantly associated with feeling so sad or hopeless and worried. Symptoms suggestive of mental health problems among adolescents in Saudi Arabia are prevalent and deserve special attention. Adopting effective strategies, including regular screening and intervention programs are highly needed to better address, detect, and control early signs of these problems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 124 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 13%
Student > Postgraduate 12 10%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 23 19%
Unknown 40 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 19%
Psychology 22 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 10%
Social Sciences 11 9%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Other 9 7%
Unknown 44 35%

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#2,821,827
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#133
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