A Cross-Sectional Study on the Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety & Stress and Their Correlates (Sociodemographic and Lifestyle) among University of Cyberjaya UndergraduatesPuteri Iman Alya Ahmad Farizal, Muhammad Nazmi Mahmud Zuhri, Nurul Asyiqin Nabilah Mohd Bijarimi
- Automotive Engineering
Background: Mental health has become a rising concern today. University students face many challenges daily which makes them more vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and stress. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress and identify their correlates (sociodemographic and lifestyle) among undergraduate students at the University of Cyberjaya. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduates using a self-validated questionnaire. The data were gathered through an online survey and were analysed using JASP. Chi-square test was used to analyse the association, with a p-value of < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: Among 160 respondents, the prevalence of depression, anxiety, stress and good lifestyle habits was 63.1%, 64.4%, 50.0% and 13.1% respectively. Chi-square test showed a significant association between ethnicity and depression. Additionally, there was a significant association between year of study and smoking status with stress. Moreover, this test also showed a significant association between anxiety and depression with lifestyle habits. Conclusion: In conclusion, the analysis showed a significant association between ethnicity and depression, indicating that different ethnic groups may have varying rates of depression among the students. Additionally, the year of study and smoking status were significantly associated with stress. Furthermore, there was a significant association between anxiety and depression with lifestyle habits, implying that certain lifestyle factors may contribute to both anxiety and depression. Keywords: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sociodemographic, Lifestyle.