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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-21

Prevalence of psychosocial problems among adolescents in district Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Muzaffarnagar Medical College, U.P

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K Muzammil
Muzaffarnagar Medical College, U.P

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PMID: 19806823

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OBJECTIVE: To find out the prevalence of psychosocial problems among adolescents. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted at Doiwala block, Dehradun during 2006-2007 among 840 adolescents, selected by multistage random sampling. Data was collected on a structured and pre-tested questionnaire by interviewing the adolescents and conducting their thorough clinical examination. Epi Info statistical software package version 3.4.3 was used for analysis. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of psychosocial problems among the adolescents was found to be 31.2%. The psychosocial problems were more in males (34.77%) as compared to females (27.6 %). CONCLUSIONS: There is need of strengthening the existing "package" of services for adolescents in various initiatives and programmes.

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