Magnitude of health problems among late adolescents: a cross sectional study


  • Vivek Baliram Waghachavare Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra
  • Manohar Shankarrao Chavan Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra
  • Alka Dilip Gore Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra
  • Jitesh Hanmantrao Kadam Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra
  • Vishwajeet Manohar Chavan Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra
  • Girish Bhimrao Dhumale Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra



Adolescence, Mental health, Adolescent behaviours, Menstruation disorders, Reproductive health


Background: Adolescence is a very important phase of growth and maturity, but is often related with mental and behavioural problems. However, very few attempts are made to understand the magnitude of adolescent health problems; hence the current study was planned.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional study conducted among arts, commerce and science college students from Sangli, (Maharashtra) India; by using cluster random sampling. Due ethical considerations and written consent were undertaken. The study tool was self-administered questionnaire with inventories like SPIN, DASS-21 and PSST-A. Analysis was done using percentages and chi-square test. Microsoft Excel 2007 and SPSS-22 were used for analysis.

Results: Eight hundred one (67.5%) students had psychological problems with anxiety being the commonest. Menstrual problems were reported by 413 (58.4%) female students. Psychological problems were associated with menstrual problems.

Conclusions: Majority of students had some psychological problem. Menstrual problems were present in more than 50% female students. There is unmet need for proper guidance and help regarding health.


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How to Cite

Waghachavare, V. B., Chavan, M. S., Gore, A. D., Kadam, J. H., Chavan, V. M., & Dhumale, G. B. (2017). Magnitude of health problems among late adolescents: a cross sectional study. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 3(5), 1027–1032.



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