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Delshad A, Sanati Z, Hatamikia M, Mohammadi S. Hypochondriasis and related factors in population of 20-50 years old in Gonabad city. Intern Med Today 2014; 19 (5) :17-22
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Aims: Hypochondrias is a kind of psychiatric disorder that refers to a person who despite having physical health, always complaints of pain. The present study was investigated the prevalence of Hypochondrias and effective factors in population of 20-50 years old in Gonabad city. Methods: This study was performed on 400 randomly selected populations of 20-50 years old in Gonabad city. Persons with a known previous psychiatric or medical disorder or defectiveness were excluded. All the samples filled the demographic questions and Evans hypochondrias questionnaires including 36 items. Then, data was analyzed using appropriate statistical descriptive and analytic tests such as independent t and ANOVA. Results: In the present study, the prevalence of hypochondrias among the populations of 20-50 years old was %39.2 at the borderline level and 28.8% at the disorder level. Twenty and eight percent of cases with hypochondriac disorder showed mild while 8% had moderate symptoms. This disorder was significantly more prevalent in age groups under 30 than other group (P=0.01). hypochondriasis was significantly prevalence in singlepeople (P=0.05). There was no sign of association with Sex (P=0.77), education (P=0.11) and Job (P=0.08). Conclusion: The present study demonstrated a higher prevalence of hypochondrias in population of 50-20 years old in Gonabad city compared to those on Global Statistics. This disorder was significantly more prevalent in age group under 30 than other age group. Hence, it seems evaluation related factors in hypochondriasis and interventional treatment for its reduction.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2014/01/29 | Accepted: 2014/03/11 | Published: 2014/03/11

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