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dc.contributor.authorBista, Bihungum
dc.contributor.authorThapa, Pushpa
dc.contributor.authorSapkota, Diksha
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Suman B
dc.contributor.authorPokharel, Paras K
dc.description.abstractBackground: Recently, schools have drawn attention as dominant factors for psychosocial development of students. Nepal, however, has limited studies on this issue. This study sought to assess the prevalence of psychosocial dysfunction and its association with family-related factors among adolescent Nepali students. Methods: Taking 787 adolescent students from 13 schools of Hetauda municipality, we accomplished a cross-sectional study. A set of structured questionnaire and Y-PSC was adopted to collect data, which were analyzed using SPSS with 95% of confidence interval. Results: One-fifth (17.03%) adolescent students suffered with psychosocial dysfunction. Male students (9.50%) were more affected, compared to female students (7.80%). The proportion of psychosocial dysfunction rose with the rise in age group and grade. Frequency of family dispute was significantly associated with psychosocial dysfunction OR = 13.24 (95% CI: 2.27-17.23). Conclusion: Interventions on psychosocial dysfunction need a great start, targeting adolescents, their caregivers, and community stakeholders, with a special emphasis on the school setting.
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Public Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subject.keywordscross-sectional study
dc.titlePsychosocial problems among adolescent students: An exploratory study in the central region of Nepal
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBista, B; Thapa, P; Sapkota, D; Singh, SB; Pokharel, PK, Psychosocial problems among adolescent students: An exploratory study in the central region of Nepal, Frontiers in Public Health, 2016, 4, pp. 158
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