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Academic performance of students who underwent psychiatric treatment at the students’ mental health service of a Brazilian university

Overview of attention for article published in Sao Paulo Medical Journal, January 2017
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Title
Academic performance of students who underwent psychiatric treatment at the students’ mental health service of a Brazilian university
Published in
Sao Paulo Medical Journal, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.017210092016
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Campos, Cláudia Ribeiro Franulovic, Oliveira, Maria Lilian Coelho, Mello, Tânia Maron Vichi Freire de, Dantas, Clarissa de Rosalmeida

Abstract

University students are generally at the typical age of onset of mental disorders that may affect their academic performance. We aimed to characterize the university students attended by psychiatrists at the students' mental health service (SAPPE) and to compare their academic performance with that of non-patient students. Cross-sectional study based on review of medical files and survey of academic data at a Brazilian public university. Files of 1,237 students attended by psychiatrists at SAPPE from 2004 to 2011 were reviewed. Their academic performance coefficient (APC) and status as of July 2015 were compared to those of a control group of 2,579 non-patient students matched by gender, course and year of enrolment. 37% of the patients had had psychiatric treatment and 4.5% had made suicide attempts before being attended at SAPPE. Depression (39.1%) and anxiety disorders/phobias (33.2%) were the most frequent diagnoses. Severe mental disorders such as psychotic disorders (3.7%) and bipolar disorder (1.9%) were less frequent. Compared with non-patients, the mean APC among the undergraduate patients was slightly lower (0.63; standard deviation, SD: 0.26; versus 0.64; SD: 0.28; P = 0.025), but their course completion rates were higher and course abandonment rates were lower. Regarding postgraduate students, patients and non-patients had similar completion rates, but patients had greater incidence of discharge for poor performance and lower dropout rates. Despite the inclusion of socially vulnerable people with severe mental disorders, the group of patients had similar academic performance, and in some aspects better, than, that of non-patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 24%
Student > Master 6 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 7 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Arts and Humanities 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 9 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2017.
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#9,763,039
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#3
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