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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2009, 3(3): 51-56 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Depression and Religious Attitudes in Students of Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
Ahmari Tehran * 1, A Heidari 2, A Kachooie 2, M Moghise 3, A Irani 2
1- Qom University of Medical Sciences , ahmari9929@yahoo.com
2- Qom University of Medical Sciences
3- Faculty of Welfare & Rehabilitation
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Background and Objectives: Depression is one of the main causes of debility all over the world. Its prevalence is reported to be 10% -64% in students. Various researches indicate that utilizing religious approaches play an efficient and effective role in treating mental disorders. The present study was conducted with the aim of determining the relationship between depression and religious attitudes in students of Qom University of Medical Sciences (QUMS), Qom, Iran.

Methods: In this descriptive– analytical study, 250 students of QUMS were assessed by means of three questionnaires; a standard depression test questionnaire, and religious attitude questionnaire. The obtained data were analyzed using statistical procedures of Chi-Square, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal- Wallis test and Spearman Correlation Coefficient and P<0/05 was considered as the level of significance.

Results: The study showed that 44.8%of the subjects had no depression, 37.2% had minor depression, 14.8% were moderately depressed, and 0.8%  were intensely depressed while 2.4% very intensely depressed. The study also showed that 82% of the cases had positive attitudes toward religious beliefs and 18% had negative ones. Moreover, results showed that there was a meaningful but negative relationship between depression and religious attitudes (P<0/02).

Conclusion: Regarding the positive effects of religious beliefs and practices on mental health, it is recommended to use this potential in community health planning especially when dealing with young adults.

Keywords: Depression, Attitude, Religious, University Students
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Received: 2016/04/3 | Accepted: 2016/04/3 | Published: 2016/04/3
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Ahmari Tehran, Heidari A, Kachooie A, Moghise M, Irani A. The Relationship between Depression and Religious Attitudes in Students of Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran . Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2009; 3 (3) :51-56
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