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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 18, Issue.: 8

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General Psychological Profile in Malaysia University Students Who Practise Archery

 

Suthahar Ariaratnam1,2*, Adlina Suleiman3, Ambigga Devi Krishnapillai4 and Nurul Atiqah Amran5

1Discipline of Psychological and Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kampus Selayang, Jalan Prima Selayang 7, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia.

2MusTReWell, Brain and Neuroscience Communities of Research, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

3Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health, National Defence University of Malaysia. Sg Besi 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

4Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health, National Defence University of Malaysia, Sg Besi 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

5Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) Domenico De Berardis, Department of Mental Health, National Health Service, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, “G. Mazzini” Hospital, Italy.
Reviewers:
(1) Ludgleydson Fernandes De Araújo, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil.
(2) Alicia García Falgueras, The Official College of Psychologists, Madrid, Spain.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/16776

Abstracts

Aims: To determine the psychological profile of archers among undergraduate students from public universities.

Study Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional multi-centre study.

Setting: Archers in four Malaysian public Universities.

Participants: A total of 150 archers active in this sport were recruited (male, n=72; female, n=78).

Main Outcome Measures: The validated Depression, Anxiety and Stress 21 questionnaire (DASS 21) and sociodemographic characteristics were administered.

Results: Of the total 150 patients surveyed, depression, anxiety and stress were found in 48 (32%), 90 (60%) and 6 (4%), respectively. ANOVA revealed that gender, caregiver, parents’ education level, parents’ occupation and type of dwelling were significantly associated with depression as well as number of siblings, caregiver, parents’ education level, parents’ occupation and type of dwelling were significantly associated with anxiety whilst number of siblings, caregiver, parents’ education level, parents’ occupation and type of dwelling were significantly associated with stress.

Conclusions: Depression, anxiety, stress and sociodemographic variables were essential correlates of anxiety and depression among archers. Incorporating psychological profile assessment among sporting activity like archery may improve health outcomes.

Keywords :

Archery; psychological profile; public university; DASS 21.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/28956

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