Volume : V, Issue : IX, September - 2016

PREVALENCE OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDERS AMONG RURAL CHILDREN

Dr. R. G. Anand, Dr. Latha Maheswari

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Social anxiety disorder is one the most common diseases which is easily detectable and readily treatable and often leading to community and society  complications if left untreated.  A community based cross‑sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of Social disorder in the Primary Health Centre (Naravarikuppam) area using cluster sampling technique among 810 child population of 14 years below.  A pre‑tested structured questionnaire prepared to collect the data.  Statistical analysis was done using EPI 6 and SPSS packages.  Totally, 24.3 %  had , Social anxiety disorder  prevalence was high among malechild, it  was increasing with age, also the study population did not show any relation to the parents occupation or socio-economic status.  It was observed that the prevalence of Social anxiety disorder was different for different educational status, high in the illiterate children and fairly low in the educated.  Among the home children, only 4 (4.3%) had Social disorder, among the street children was 23.3% whereas it was 48.04% among the orphans.  It was concluded that there is a need to implement health education in this population with mild to Social disorder reduce complications in this community, at the same time, protecting the chidren with severely affected social anxiety disorder from developing complications.

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