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Social, behavioral, and sleep characteristics associated with depression symptoms among undergraduate students at a women's college: a cross-sectional depression survey, 2012.
BMC Womens Health. 2014 Jan 13; 14:8.BW

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The association between student characteristics and depression among students attending women's colleges (single-sex institutions of higher education that exclude or limit males from admission) is poorly understood. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of depression and determine behavioral and social characteristics associated with depression among students attending a women's college.

METHODS

We administered a cross-sectional Internet-based survey between April and May 2012 to students (n = 277) enrolled at a private women's college in the southeastern US. Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21) instruments measured self-reported depression. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression methods were used to estimate adjusted associations.

RESULTS

Prevalence of depression measured by CES-D and DASS-21 instruments was 26.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] 20.8-32.3%) and 26.0% (95% CI 20.4-32.3%), respectively. After adjusting for confounders, absence of strong social support (prevalence odds ratio [OR] = 4.3, 95% CI 1.4-13.7), history of mental health disorder (OR = 4.8 95% CI 1.9-12.4), and poor sleep hygiene (OR = 2.8, 95% CI 1.3-5.8) were associated with depression.

CONCLUSIONS

This cross-sectional survey identified absence of strong social support, history of mental health disorder, and poor sleep hygiene as potential predictors of depression among students attending a women's college. Further investigation of these factors may inform depression interventions for students attending women's colleges and other undergraduate student populations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableAgnes Scott College Department of Public Health, 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, USA. mjmagee@emory.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24410897

Citation

Wilson, Katherine T., et al. "Social, Behavioral, and Sleep Characteristics Associated With Depression Symptoms Among Undergraduate Students at a Women's College: a Cross-sectional Depression Survey, 2012." BMC Women's Health, vol. 14, 2014, p. 8.
Wilson KT, Bohnert AE, Ambrose A, et al. Social, behavioral, and sleep characteristics associated with depression symptoms among undergraduate students at a women's college: a cross-sectional depression survey, 2012. BMC Womens Health. 2014;14:8.
Wilson, K. T., Bohnert, A. E., Ambrose, A., Davis, D. Y., Jones, D. M., & Magee, M. J. (2014). Social, behavioral, and sleep characteristics associated with depression symptoms among undergraduate students at a women's college: a cross-sectional depression survey, 2012. BMC Women's Health, 14, 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6874-14-8
Wilson KT, et al. Social, Behavioral, and Sleep Characteristics Associated With Depression Symptoms Among Undergraduate Students at a Women's College: a Cross-sectional Depression Survey, 2012. BMC Womens Health. 2014 Jan 13;14:8. PubMed PMID: 24410897.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social, behavioral, and sleep characteristics associated with depression symptoms among undergraduate students at a women's college: a cross-sectional depression survey, 2012. AU - Wilson,Katherine T, AU - Bohnert,Ashley E, AU - Ambrose,Alex, AU - Davis,Destiny Y, AU - Jones,Dina M, AU - Magee,Matthew J, Y1 - 2014/01/13/ PY - 2013/09/02/received PY - 2014/01/07/accepted PY - 2014/1/14/entrez PY - 2014/1/15/pubmed PY - 2014/9/11/medline SP - 8 EP - 8 JF - BMC women's health JO - BMC Womens Health VL - 14 N2 - BACKGROUND: The association between student characteristics and depression among students attending women's colleges (single-sex institutions of higher education that exclude or limit males from admission) is poorly understood. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of depression and determine behavioral and social characteristics associated with depression among students attending a women's college. METHODS: We administered a cross-sectional Internet-based survey between April and May 2012 to students (n = 277) enrolled at a private women's college in the southeastern US. Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21) instruments measured self-reported depression. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression methods were used to estimate adjusted associations. RESULTS: Prevalence of depression measured by CES-D and DASS-21 instruments was 26.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] 20.8-32.3%) and 26.0% (95% CI 20.4-32.3%), respectively. After adjusting for confounders, absence of strong social support (prevalence odds ratio [OR] = 4.3, 95% CI 1.4-13.7), history of mental health disorder (OR = 4.8 95% CI 1.9-12.4), and poor sleep hygiene (OR = 2.8, 95% CI 1.3-5.8) were associated with depression. CONCLUSIONS: This cross-sectional survey identified absence of strong social support, history of mental health disorder, and poor sleep hygiene as potential predictors of depression among students attending a women's college. Further investigation of these factors may inform depression interventions for students attending women's colleges and other undergraduate student populations. SN - 1472-6874 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24410897/Social_behavioral_and_sleep_characteristics_associated_with_depression_symptoms_among_undergraduate_students_at_a_women's_college:_a_cross_sectional_depression_survey_2012_ L2 - https://bmcwomenshealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6874-14-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -