Volume 21, Issue 1 (5-2013)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2013, 21(1): 59-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Behavioral disorders are some common disabling disorders which destroy cause depersonalization and prevent him from progress. The purpose of this study was to find the prevalence of behavioral disorders among students of girl’s guidance schools and its relationship with some factors.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, based on Multi-Stage Cluster Sampling, 400 students were selected from Hamedan city. Data gathering devices were Woodworth questionnaire standardized based on Iranian norms and demographic questionnaire. The gathered data was analyzed by statistical methods like chi-square test.
Results: The average age of students was 12.85T 0.94 years. Among the subjects of study 26% didn’t show any behavioral disorder while 43/7% had 1 to 4 cases of behavioral disorders and the rest showed more than 4 cases of behavioral disorders. The prevalence of different behavioral disorders was estimated as follows: excitability 49.1%, obsession 36.6%, sarcastism30/5%, paranoia 34.2%, depression 49.5%, aggression 18.6%, unstablity15.3% and antisocial inclinations 2.4%. A meaningful relationship was found between losing one or both parents and the incidence of excitability (p=0.018). Also the prevalence of most of the behavioral disorders among the students whose fathers were unemployed, retired or disabled and those, whose families didn’t own a house, was more than the other students.

Conclusion: Based on this study, behavioral disorders were highly prevalent in the studied subjects. Because of the bad effects of behavioral disorders on the process of learning and social communications, it is needed for responsible ones, teachers and parents to have a good interaction with each other to find the best way to prevent from the incidence of behavioral disorders

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Accepted: 2016/02/14 | Published: 2016/02/14

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