IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS)
e-ISSN: 2320–1959.p- ISSN: 2320–1940 Volume 4, Issue 1 Ver. III (Jan.-Feb. 2015), PP 12-18
Factors Affecting Depression among Teenagers in Port Said City
Hanan Hassan El-Ezaby1, Omaima Mohamed Elalem2 And
Reda Ibrahim El-Mowafy3
(1,2,3)Lecturers Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port Said
University, Port Said, Egypt
Background: Teenager depression is a very real problem. Teens depression is common ,chronic, and
recurrent and is associated with co-morbid psychiatric condition. So depression prevent young people mastering
important developmental task.
The Aim of this study is to identify the risk factors that affecting depression among teenagers in Port-Said City.
Subject and Methods: A cross sectional study design was used to meet the aim of this study.
Setting: The study was conducted in secondary school in Port-Said City.
Sample: A random sample of 236 students,125 male and 111 female.
Tools Of Data Collection: Tool (I) structure interview questionnaire for socio demographic data. Tool (II)
the Arabic version of the multidimensional child and adolescent depression scale (MCADS).
Results: The mean age of studied sample was 16 ± 1.25 year. Significant association between teens academic
year, mothers education and depression. While the total scores of depression were classified as: high, moderate
and low (11.4, 78.0 &10.6) respectively.
Conclusion This study concluded that depression is prevalent in teenagers. Breakdown of family relationships
and troubles at school are associated risk factors for development of teenagers' depression.
Recommendation This study recommended that, In-service training for school nurses and teachers about