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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2018;24(1):80-89.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2018.24.1.80    Published online March 20, 2018.
Relationships among Lifestyle, Depression, Anxiety, and Reproductive Health in Female University Students
Ju Hee Nho, Sung Hee Yoo
1College of Nursing, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea. jhnho@jbnu.ac.kr
2College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
To identify relationships among lifestyle, psychological distress, and reproductive health in female university students.
METHODS
We used a descriptive cross-sectional design. A total of 275 subjects were enrolled. Subjects agreed to undergo a face-to-face interview, including administration of structured questionnaires to determine health promotion lifestyle profile II (HPLP-II), depression anxiety stress scale for depression and anxiety (DASS-D, DASS-A), and reproductive health (knowledge, attitude, behavior, menstruation irregularity, dysmenorrhea, and gynecologic symptoms).
RESULTS
The mean age of subjects was 21.2 years. Those with low HPLP-II score showed significantly high menstruation irregularity. Those with high depression and anxiety had significantly high reproductive symptoms. In addition, high HPLP-II score was correlated with low depression, anxiety, and high reproductive health.
CONCLUSION
The life style of female university students is associated with depression, anxiety, and reproductive health. To improve female university students' reproductive health, life style interventions including healthy nutritional habit, physical activity, and stress management are important.
Key Words: Female; Universities; Life style; Psychological stress; Reproductive health


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