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      Association of e-health literacy and social support with depressive symptoms among female nursing students


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          Objective To explore the relationship between eHealth literacy and social support and depressive symptoms in female nursing students, and to provide a reference for improving the mental health of female nursing students.

          Methods In November 2019, 1 115 female nursing students from freshmen to junior years in four medical colleges in Changsha were investigated eHealth Literacy Scale, Perceived Social Support Scale, Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scales and demographic information questionnaire.

          Results The detection rate of depressive symptoms in female nursing students was 20.1%(224/1 115), and the qualification rate of eHealth literacy was 29.2%(326/1 115). The incidence of depressive symptoms were higher in female nursing students with urban household registration and their parents with high school education and above and poor family economic status (χ 2 = 9.46, 20.02, 7.16, 12.40, P<0.05). Multivariate Logistic regression analysis showed that poor eHealth literacy and low social support were positively correlated with depressive symptoms in female nursing students ( OR = 3.16, 3.65, P<0.05). There was a correlation between the interaction of eHealth literacy and social support with depressive symptoms. In the same type of social support, the lower eHealth literacy level, the greater the risk of depressive symptoms was for female nursing students ( P<0.05).

          Conclusion Health literacy and social support are the influencing factors of depressive symptoms in female nursing students. The occurrence of depressive symptoms can be reduced by improving the level of electronic health literacy and social support.


          【摘要】 目的 探讨护理专业女生电子健康素养和社会支持与抑郁症状的关联, 为提高护理专业女生心理健康水平 提供参考。 方法 2019 年 11月, 采用电子健康素养量表、领悟社会支持量表、流调中心抑郁量表、社会人口学信息调查 表, 对多阶段整群抽取的长沙市 4 所医学院校大一至大三年级 1 115 名护理专业女生进行调查。 结果 护理专业女生抑 郁症状的检出率为 20.1% (224/1 115), 电子健康素养合格率为29.2% (326/1 115)。生源地为城镇、父/母受教育程度为高 中及以上、家庭经济状况较差的护理专业女生抑郁症状检出率较高 (χ 2 值分别为 9.46, 20.02, 7.16, 12.40, P 值均<0.05)。 多因素 Logistic 回归分析显示, 电子健康素养不合格和低社会支持均与护理专业女生抑郁症状呈正关联 ( OR 值分别为 3.16, 3.65, P 值均<0.05)。电子健康素养和社会支持的交互作用与抑郁症状之间的相关有统计学意义, 相同社会支持情况 下, 电子健康素养不合格, 护理专业女生抑郁症状发生风险大 ( P 值均<0.05)。 结论 电子健康素养和社会支持是护理专 业女生抑郁症状的影响因素。提高电子健康素养水平和社会支持有助于降低抑郁症状的发生。

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          Chinese Journal of School Health
          Chinese Journal of School Health (China )
          01 May 2020
          01 May 2020
          : 41
          : 5
          : 716-719
          [1] 1Department of Nursing, Changsha First Hospital, Changsha (410005), China
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          *Corresponding author: HU Jiangying, E-mail: 21403039@ 123456qq.com
          © 2020 Chinese Journal of School Health

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          Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pediatrics,Nutrition & Dietetics,Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry,Public health
          Depression,Mental health,Students,Internet,Regression analysis,Health education,Social support


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