Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Girls ’ in Schools towards Depression, Khamis Maushyt, the Governate of Aseer Region, 2015, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Mariam Saeed Ibrahim Essa Alemam Alhadi University
  • Rosina Khan King Khalid University
  • M. A. Al Shehri King Khalid University
  • W.S Al Shahrani King Khalid University
  • M.A. Abdalmagid Khartoum State Malaria Administration



KAP, Depression, Schools, Girls, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia


Background: Depression is an illness that involves the body, mind, and, thoughts that affect the way a person eats, sleep, feels about him/ her and thinks about things.

Objectives: The study aimed to assess knowledge, attitude and practice among girls in schools toward Depression, King Saudi Arabia, Khamis Maushyt, the Governate of Aseer Region.

Methods: Community based cross–sectional descriptive study was conducted in Khamis Mushayt School to identify knowledge, attitude and practice among girls towards depression. A total of 207 students (girls) were involved in the study. They were selected by using simple random sampling techniques. Data were collected through a questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS software version 20.

Result: The study showed that 180 (87%) students knew what depression means, 151(72.9%) of study group did not feel depressed, while 79 (38.2%) of the study group sometimes felt lonely. In the study, 50 (24.2%) of students go to the physician when they feel depressed and 53 (25.6%) students in the study group think that depression has medical treatment while 109 (52.7%) of study group believed that depression might have other treatment such as Holy Qur’an.

Conclusion: There is a need for a national intervention program to promote of adolescent mental health in schools. The program should include the screening of students using psychometric scales.


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Author Biographies

Mariam Saeed Ibrahim Essa, Alemam Alhadi University

Lecturer, Alemam Alhadi University

Rosina Khan, King Khalid University

Lecturer, King Khalid University, KSA

M. A. Al Shehri, King Khalid University

BSc Student, King Khalid University, KSA

W.S Al Shahrani, King Khalid University

BSc Student, King Khalid University, KSA

M.A. Abdalmagid, Khartoum State Malaria Administration

Senior Public Health Specialists, Khartoum State Malaria Administration, Sudan


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How to Cite

Essa, M. S. I. ., Khan, R. ., Shehri, M. A. A. ., Shahrani, W. A. ., & Abdalmagid, M. . (2022). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Girls ’ in Schools towards Depression, Khamis Maushyt, the Governate of Aseer Region, 2015, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ABC Research Alert, 10(3), 56–63.