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Discrimination and common mental disorders of undergraduate students of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, September 2015
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Title
Discrimination and common mental disorders of undergraduate students of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, September 2015
DOI 10.1590/1980-5497201500030001
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Authors

Maria Vitória Cordeiro de Souza, Isabel Lemkuhl, João Luiz Bastos

Abstract

The pathogenic and consistent effect of discrimination on mental health has been largely documented in the literature. However, there are few studies measuring multiple types of discrimination, evaluating the existence of a dose-response relationship or investigating possible effect modifiers of such an association. To investigate the association between experiences of discrimination attributed to multiple reasons and common mental disorders, including the adjustment for potential confounders, assessment of dose-response relations, and examination of effect modifiers in undergraduate students from southern Brazil. In the first semester of 2012, 1,023 students from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina answered a self-administered questionnaire on socio-demographic characteristics, undergraduate course, experiences of discrimination and common mental disorders. Associations were analyzed through logistic regression models, estimation of Odds Ratios and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). The study results showed that students reporting discrimination at high frequency and intensity were 4.4 (95%CI 1.6 - 12.4) times more likely to present common mental disorders. However, the relationship between discrimination and common mental disorders was protective among Electrical Engineering students, when compared to Accounting Sciences students who did not report discrimination. The findings suggest that the dose-response relationship between experiences of discrimination and common mental disorders reinforces the hypothetical causal nature of this association. Nevertheless, the modification of effect caused by the undergraduate course should be considered in future studies for a better understanding and measurement of both phenomena.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Unspecified 1 3%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 3%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 20 65%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 2 6%
Psychology 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 20 65%

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#10,335,454
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