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Factors Associated with Depression in Students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

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21–7
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This paper examines factors associated with depression in students attending the University of the West Indies Mona campus, Jamaica. Students with a chronic condition or a disability manifested higher depression scores than those without.

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Objective: This project examines the factors associated with depression in students attending the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

Method: Students enrolled in the Foundation courses during the first and second semesters of the 2005/2006 academic year were administered the Brief Screen for Depression as well as a demographic questionnaire as part of a larger study.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Validation of the Beck Depression Inventory – II in a Jamaican University Student Cohort

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404–8
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The Beck Depression Inventory – II is one of the gold standard screening tools for depression. It was validated in a university student population in Jamaica. The scale has reasonably good concurrent validity and acceptable discriminant validity.
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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