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Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study

Khalid A. Bin Abdulrahman, Abdullah Mohammed Alojayri, Saad Saud Alsubaie, Faisal Khalid Alanazi, Eyad Khalid Alsarhan, Turki Melfi Alharbi.


Abstract
Objective:
This study aimed to measure the prevalence of mental health problems (MHPs) and their relationship with help-seeking behavior among college students at Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Methods:
A cross-sectional study was conducted using an online self-completed electronic question-naire distributed to IMSIU students. The questionnaire contained items related to barriers preventing from seeking help and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6) to evaluate the distress.
Results:
The prevalence of MHPs among IMSIU students with severe distress, mild to moderate dis-tress, and no/less distress was 54.8%, 31.2%, and 14.0%, respectively. The prevalence of stu-dents who planned to seek help for MHPs was 53.7%. Being a female, single, smoker, with a family history of MHPs had a significantly higher mean perceived K-6 mental distress score.
Conclusion:
The competent authorities should develop programs that enhance students' mental health and provide psychosocial support.

Key words: Mental health problems, help-seeking behavior, Kessler psychological distress scale (K6), col-lege students, Saudi Arabia.


 
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Abdulrahman KAB, Alojayri AM, Alsubaie SS, Alanazi FK, Alsarhan EK, Alharbi TM. Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756


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Abdulrahman KAB, Alojayri AM, Alsubaie SS, Alanazi FK, Alsarhan EK, Alharbi TM. Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=181766 [Access: February 07, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756


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Abdulrahman KAB, Alojayri AM, Alsubaie SS, Alanazi FK, Alsarhan EK, Alharbi TM. Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756



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Abdulrahman KAB, Alojayri AM, Alsubaie SS, Alanazi FK, Alsarhan EK, Alharbi TM. Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2024), [cited February 07, 2024]; 8(2): 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756



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Abdulrahman, K. A. B., Alojayri, . A. M., Alsubaie, . S. S., Alanazi, . F. K., Alsarhan, . E. K. & Alharbi, . T. M. (2024) Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 8 (2), 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756



Turabian Style

Abdulrahman, Khalid A. Bin, Abdullah Mohammed Alojayri, Saad Saud Alsubaie, Faisal Khalid Alanazi, Eyad Khalid Alsarhan, and Turki Melfi Alharbi. 2024. Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756



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Abdulrahman, Khalid A. Bin, Abdullah Mohammed Alojayri, Saad Saud Alsubaie, Faisal Khalid Alanazi, Eyad Khalid Alsarhan, and Turki Melfi Alharbi. "Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abdulrahman, Khalid A. Bin, Abdullah Mohammed Alojayri, Saad Saud Alsubaie, Faisal Khalid Alanazi, Eyad Khalid Alsarhan, and Turki Melfi Alharbi. "Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.2 (2024), 679-688. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756



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Abdulrahman, K. A. B., Alojayri, . A. M., Alsubaie, . S. S., Alanazi, . F. K., Alsarhan, . E. K. & Alharbi, . T. M. (2024) Prevalence and patterns of mental health problems among students in a Saudi Public University: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 679-688. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702907756





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