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Iran South Med J 2006, 9(1): 77-84 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of social behavioral disorders in male teenagers of Bushehr port 2005
Amer Yazdanparast Mr 1, Maryam Hemmat zadeh Ms2
1- , yazdanparast@bpums.ac.ir
2- Medicine School
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Background: Social Behavioral Disorders (SBD) is significantly widespread among teenagers in such a way that psychologists called it as “the new hidden morbidity”. Therefore, screening of teenagers, finding out the related demographic factors and introducing them to consultation centers are very important points for therapeutic interventions. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 400 male teenagers aged 13-18 years old were randomly selected in two stages, from a population in Bushehr in November 2005. Pediatric Symptoms Checklist 35-items Questionnaire (PSC/35) was used for their parents or their close relatives. The PSC/35 has 93% and 71% sensitivity and specificity, respectively. The cut off point of 28 was considered as the state of having SBD using this Questionnaire. Results: Overall 148 (37%) male teenagers were recognized to have SBD. SBD was more prevalent in boys with an annual educational average score of 14 (out of 20) in comparison with those with 14-17 or >17. Father’s job (labor, farmer or multiple job), predisposed his teenager children to SBD more than when he was employee or businessman. These behavioral abnormalities were more common if they were living with a single parent (death or divorce). SBD was more prevalent in those with externalized personality than both inter-externalized and internalized personalities. Less social behavioral disorders had a positive correlation with leisure time activities. Increase of age in male teenagers, number or order of children, being single, parents’ level of education, mother's occupation and the total income rate of the family had no significant correlation with SBD. Conclusions: The prevalence of social behavioral disorders in male teenagers of Bushehr port is more than industrial countries. Demographic factors such as father’s job (labor, farmer or multiple jobs), living with a single parent (death or divorce), no leisure time activity, and internalized personality were related to SBD in male teenagers.
Keywords: Social Behavioral Disorders, internalized personality, externalized personality, Pediatric Symptoms Checklist Questionnaire, behavioral sciences
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/14 | Accepted: 2009/01/14 | Published: 2009/01/14
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Yazdanparast A, Hemmat zadeh M. Epidemiology of social behavioral disorders in male teenagers of Bushehr port 2005. Iran South Med J. 2006; 9 (1) :77-84
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