Obsessive-compulsive symptom prevalence among university students and associated demographic variables

Other Title(s)

انتشار أعراض اضطراب الوسواس القهري بين طلاب الجامعة و علاقته ببعض المتغيرات الديموغرافية

Author

Shuqayrat, Muhammad Abd al-Rahman

Source

The Arab Journal of Psychiatry

Issue

Vol. 32, Issue 1 (31 May. 2021), pp.79-85, 7 p.

Publisher

The Arab Federation of Psychiatrists

Publication Date

2021-05-31

Country of Publication

Jordan

No. of Pages

7

Main Subjects

Psychiatry

Abstract EN

Background: Most Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms appear in adolescence and early adulthood although there is significant variation in age of onset.

There is a need to raise awareness as to how these symptoms might manifest in university students because they can lead to different psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship difficulties, suicide, and substance use.

Aims: The present study investigated the prevalence of OCD symptoms among university students and their relationship with demographic variables, including gender, age, achievement, and course of study.

Method: A total of 584 students (278 men, 306 women) completed the Yale-Broun Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) and a demographic questionnaire.

Results: There was a high prevalence of OCD symptoms among university students (58.53%) with a higher prevalence among women and among scientific college students.

Results also suggest a negative correlation between age, achievement, and OCD symptoms.

Conclusion: It appears that university students are more vulnerable to OCD-related symptoms, which may also be comorbid with other disorders and magnify their problems.

Suitable interventions and psychoeducation should be implemented during the study years.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Shuqayrat, Muhammad Abd al-Rahman. 2021. Obsessive-compulsive symptom prevalence among university students and associated demographic variables. The Arab Journal of Psychiatry،Vol. 32, no. 1, pp.79-85.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1267142

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Shuqayrat, Muhammad Abd al-Rahman. Obsessive-compulsive symptom prevalence among university students and associated demographic variables. The Arab Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 32, no. 1 (May. 2021), pp.79-85.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1267142

American Medical Association (AMA)

Shuqayrat, Muhammad Abd al-Rahman. Obsessive-compulsive symptom prevalence among university students and associated demographic variables. The Arab Journal of Psychiatry. 2021. Vol. 32, no. 1, pp.79-85.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1267142

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 84-85

Record ID

BIM-1267142