The association of anxiety and depression among health specialties students with GERD in Makkah city, kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Cross-sectional study

Relation between anxiety and depression and its impact on GERD

Authors

  • Salah Bakry Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2389-7952
  • Sulten Al-Zahrani Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2989-1671
  • Asem Rashed Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1492-5015
  • Talal Alharthi Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9073-3723
  • Suhayb Bakry Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6771-6220
  • Muhammad Irfanullah Siddiqui Department of Community Medicine and Pilgrims, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54293/smhj.v2i2.30

Keywords:

predictors, anxiety, depression, GERD, health students, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Introduction: The correlation between psychological factors and digestive abnormalities is significant yet, the full mechanism still undetermined.

Objectives: Our study aimed to study the correlation between anxiety, depression, and GERD among health specialties students in Makkah city, Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Methods: a survey-based study was demonstrated among health-related students in different medical colleges at Umm Al-Qura University in the period time between December 2020 until January 2021. GERD symptom frequency was evaluated using a previously validated gastroesophageal reflux symptom questionnaire GERD-Q; however, depressive and anxious symptoms were assessed using a Hospital Anxiety/Depression Scale (HADS).

Result: A total of 353 students participated in the current study. The mean age of participants in the present study was 22.69 ± 2.27. 215 (60.9%) participants were male, and 138 (39.1%) were female. The majority of respondents were 2nd-year students. There is a significant correlation between anxiety and depression among students with GERD (P-value, 0.001), (P-value, 0.017), respectively.

Conclusions: Depression and anxiety represent a significant factor in correlation with students with GERD. 

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2022-10-25

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Bakry S, Al-Zahrani S, Rashed A, Alharthi T, Bakry S, Siddiqui M. The association of anxiety and depression among health specialties students with GERD in Makkah city, kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Cross-sectional study: Relation between anxiety and depression and its impact on GERD. SMHJ [Internet]. 2022 Oct. 25 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];2(2):49-61. Available from: https://smh-j.com/smhj/article/view/30

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