The Evaluation of Nursing Students’ General Health and Its Relationship with Their Grade Point Average.

Ayazi, Zahra. and Moezzi, Masoomeh. and Amiri, Zohreh. and Moghaddasi, Jafar. and Masoudi, Reza. and Afzali, Seyed Mohammad. (2016) The Evaluation of Nursing Students’ General Health and Its Relationship with Their Grade Point Average. SCIENCEDOMAIN international.


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Introduction: Developments of any society are driven by a trained staffs and identify the factors affecting academic performance improvement is a step towards success in the community. Students are also required dynamism and promote community and assessment of their general health status, is an essential element in the community health program. This study was designed aimed to determine the evaluation of nursing students’ qeneral health and its relationship with their grade point Average. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 1391 with collaboration of Original Research Article Ayazi et al.; BJMMR, 16(4): 1-14, 2016; Article no.BJMMR.26214 2 127 nursing students in Shahrekord University of medical sciences, after earned a grade point average, completed personal information, and the standard general health questionnaire (GHQ- 28). Data were analyzed with used descriptive and inferential statistical tests in SPSS software (version 19) at P≤ 0.05 significant levels. Results: Results showed that the general health of 28.6% of students were normal, 51.4% relative health and 20% unhealthy. In this regard, the general health of male students was better than female. The highest prevalence of disturbances was depression and then sleeps disorders, anxiety, physical and psychological, and social dysfunction. Factors such as marital status and employment status were significantly related to students' general health status. In this study there was a significant negative correlation between general health and the average score of students (P= 0.001). Senior students (forth-year), has the highest grade point Average and third-year students, with the best general health status. Conclusions: The results of this study showed that, students with high academic performance in comparison to other students had better genaral health. Therefore, it should be more concerned to plan the high quality education for promoting life skills and designing communication programs for increase the support activities of families and authorities for psychological assessment and promote their general health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: General health; grade point average; nursing student
Subjects: WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Community Medicine
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 04:34
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2018 05:49

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