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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 423-425

Prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder among students of doctor of physical therapy

Asma Abbas, Muhammad Nasir Muzaffar, Fariha Amjad.

Objective: To investigate the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) among students of Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study enrolled 188 participants from four different Medical Universities of Lahore Pakistan. Participants were asked to fill the GAD-7 Questionnaire.
Results: Out of 188 participants, 107 were female and 81 male. Mean age was 23.331.12 years. We found 46.8% had GAD. Those with GAD, more were females (29.26%) compared to the males (17.55%). Severity of GAD was found as; 16% had mild, 21.8% had moderate and 8.5% had severe GAD. However, 10.64% females had mild GAD, 13.83% had moderate GAD and 4.79% had severe GAD. While 5.32% males were presented with mild, 7.98% with moderate and 3.72% with sever GAD.
Conclusion: Prevalence of GAD in DPT students was found to be 46.8 %. Female students suffered more form GAD.

Key words: Anxiety disorder, academic stresses, DPT.

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