Assessing the Mental Health of Nursing Students: A Study of Depression and Anxiety at Chattogram International Nursing College

Published: 5 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/b64248y86m.1
Tazveen Fariha, Jalal Uddin


Research Hypothesis: Nursing students at Chattogram International Nursing College (CINC) in Bangladesh will experience a high prevalence of depression and anxiety due to the unique stressors associated with their academic program. Data Shows: The study found that 66.0% of participants experienced anxiety, with 38.0% in the abnormal range. For depression, 18.4% were in the abnormal range. Gender was significantly associated with anxiety, with females reporting higher levels. Notable Findings: The study revealed a significant burden of anxiety among undergraduate nursing students at CINC, with a substantial proportion experiencing abnormal levels of anxiety. This highlights the need to address mental health issues among nursing students and implement strategies to promote their mental well-being. Interpretation: The data suggest that nursing students, especially females, are at risk of experiencing high levels of anxiety. This underscores the importance of providing mental health support and resources to nursing students to help them cope with the unique stressors they face. The findings can be used to inform interventions and policies aimed at improving the mental health of nursing students at CINC and similar institutions.


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The data for this study was collected using a cross-sectional study design among undergraduate nursing students at Chattogram International Nursing College (CINC) in Bangladesh. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of depression and anxiety among these students. Here is an outline of how the data was gathered: Study Design: Cross-sectional study design. Participants: 120 BSc Nursing students aged over 18 years were selected using convenience sampling. Data Collection: Data was collected using an online questionnaire that included the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The HADS is a self-report questionnaire used to assess levels of anxiety and depression over the past week. It consists of 14 items, with 7 items each for anxiety and depression. Participants are asked to choose the response that best describes their feelings, and each item is scored from 0 to 3. Data Analysis: Data analysis was conducted using SPSS version 25. Chi-square tests and t-tests were used to analyze associations between variables such as age, gender, academic qualifications, and anxiety and depression scores.


Depression, Mental Health, Anxiety, Health Nursing Research, Undergraduate Education