The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder among the women 20 to 40 years old of Ardabil city, Western part of Iran

Amani, Malahat and Abolghasemi, Abbas and Ahadi, Batool and Narimani, Mohammad (2013) The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder among the women 20 to 40 years old of Ardabil city, Western part of Iran. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 15 (59). pp. 233-242.

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Abstract

Introduction: The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as hidden disease than other mental disorders in the general populationhas not been well established. The purpose of this study was the investigation of obsessive-compulsive disorder prevalence and its subtypes; also, the relationship between OCD and some of the demographic characteristic among women 20 to 40 years old of Ardabil city. Â Materials and Methods: In thiscross-sectional descriptive study, with using random cluster sampling method among the women 20-40 years old of Ardabil city, 1790 females were selected and they filled obsessive- compulsive disorder inventoryin autumn 2010. After the separating of incomplete questionnaires, data of 1557 questionnaires were analyzed, and then diagnosis interview was done forwomen who had earned one standard deviation more than average on obsessive-compulsive inventory were done. Data were analyzed by frequency, percent and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Â Results: Theprevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder among women was 9.37. The most frequency of obsessive and compulsive was about obsessing, ordering, washing, and doubting, respectively. Less frequency was hoarding. Also housewife, unemployed and low educated women had higher scores in obsessive- compulsive disorder inventory. Â Â Conclusion: In this research, the prevalence rate of obsessive-compulsive disorder among 20-40 years old women was higher than that of reported researches in Iran or other countries. So it disclosed the emphasis of this topic.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 18:32
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 18:32
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4452

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