Factors associated with mental health status among the students living in girls’ hostel of Baneshwor, Kathmandu


  • Himani Bhatta Department of Public Health, Cist College, Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ashish Bhatt Department of Public Health, Nobel College, Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal




Anxiety, Depression, Girls, Hostels, Stress, Students


Background: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with mental health status among students residing in girls' hostels in Baneshwor, Kathmandu.

Methods: From June 2022 to November 2022, a cross-sectional survey was carried out among 253 students residing in several girls’ hostels in the Baneshwor, Kathmandu. Face-to-face survey took place amongst them.

Results: The study found that 67.2% (n=253), 84.6% (n=253), and 69.2% (n=253) of individuals have (mild/moderate/severe/extremely severe) depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. Factors such as self-blame were linked to feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress. Other characteristics such as roommate disturbance, abuse, lack of assistance from others, homesickness, and a safe and supportive environment were all linked to one or both depression, anxiety, and stress. Other characteristics, such as the death of a family member in the previous two years and meal satisfaction, were not linked to DAS.

Conclusions: Students in female hostels had greater levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. It is vital to assist and offer a necessary environment for female students living in hostels far from home in order to mitigate the severe toll that mental illness impose.


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How to Cite

Bhatta, H., & Bhatt, A. (2023). Factors associated with mental health status among the students living in girls’ hostel of Baneshwor, Kathmandu. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(7), 2364–2371. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232023



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