Correlation With Self-Assessment of Health Status and Bowel Movement Frequency in Depressive Tendency of High School Students

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Correlation With Self-Assessment of Health Status and Bowel Movement Frequency in Depressive Tendency of High School Students
Title Alternative
高校生の抑うつ傾向と健康状態の自己評価ならびに排便との関わり
Author
著者 NAKAMICHI Mitsuru
著者(別表記) 中道 美鶴
著者 YAMASAKI Junko
著者(別表記) 山崎 潤子
著者 NIINUMA Masako
著者(別表記) 新沼 正子
Abstract

Depressive tendency and bowel movement status were decided to be examined as a method for improving quality of life in order to promote health maintenance among high school students.
 A survey was conducted from April to June, 2010 on 961 male and 1242 female high school students residing in O prefecture. The contents consisted of a self-evaluation of current health status and a survey of mental condition in order to determine depression status using the Birleson depression self-rating scale. On the other hand, bowel movement frequency was surveyed using the categories of: (1) every morning, (2) daily but at different times, (3) once every 2 to 3 days, and (4) once every 4 to 5 days. The resulting data was subjected to statistical processing of depressive tendency scores (referred to as depression scores) according to health status and bowel movement frequency.
 As a result, depressive tendency according to health status was observed to demonstrate a statistically significant decrease moving from “not healthy” to “extremely healthy” for both boys and girls.
 Next, in the evaluation of bowel movement status, depression scores were the lowest for those subjects who had bowel movements“ every morning”, and the scores increased significantly moving from“ every morning” to“ once every 4 to 5 days”.

Subject
370 Education
490 Medical sciences. Pharmaceutics
Keyword
High School Students
health status
bowel movement frequency
depressive tendency
Publish Date
2017-03-30
Publication Title
環太平洋大学研究紀要
Publication Title Alternative
Bulletin of International Pacific University
Volume
11
Start Page
35
End Page
38
ISSN
1882-479X
NCID
AA1230704X
Publisher
環太平洋大学
Publisher Alternative
International Pacific University
Copyright Holders
環太平洋大学
Contents Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
English
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