mexican_medical_students_mental_health_data.csv (87.04 kB)

Mental health data of 776 Mexican medical students (PHQ-9, GAD-7 and Epworth Sleepiness Scale Scores)

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posted on 2018-09-08, 09:00 authored by Juan C. López TaveraJuan C. López Tavera, David GarcíaDavid García

Data description

In 2014, we randomly selected 1200 of 4520 medical students enrolled in a private Mexican university. 776 Medical students agreed to participate (64.6% response).


- unique anonymous identifier: "id"

- school year in course (1,2,3,4): "school_year"

- semester in course (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8): "semester"

- age in years: "age"

- binary gender: "gender"

- Height in meters: "height"

- Weight in kg: "weight"

- PHQ-9: "phq1", "phq2", ... "phq9"

- Whether if the student has seriously thought dropping out of school: "thoughts_of_dropping_out"

- Previous depression diagnosis: "previous_depression_diagnosis"

- Previous medical treatment for depression: "previous_depression_treatment"

- GAD-7: "gad1", "gad2", ... "gad7"

- Previous anxiety diagnosis: "previous_anxiety_diagnosis"

- Previous medical treatment for anxiety: "previous_anxiety_treatment"

- Epworth Sleepiness Scale: "epworth1", "epworth2", ..."epworth9".

- Self reported usual bed time (going to sleep): "bed_time"

- Self reported usual wake up time: "wake_up_time"

- Self reported night sleep hours: "reported_sleep_hours"

- Self reported number of times for taking naps in a week: "times_week_nap"

- Self reported usual duration of such naps: "nap_duration"

- Self reported number of extra-school weekly hours dedicated to studying: "weekly_study_hours"

- Self reported grade point average (1.0-10.0) to date: "grades"


PHQ-9: Adewuya AO, Ola BA, Afolabi OO. Validity of the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) as a screening tool for depression amongst Nigerian university students. J Affect Disord. 2006;96:89- 93.

GAD-7: Garcia-Campayo J, Zamorano E, Ruiz MA et al. Cultural adaptation into Spanish of the generalized anxiety disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale as a screening tool. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2010;8.

The GAD-7 scale was accurate for diagnosing generalised anxiety disorder. Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, et al. A brief measure for assessing generalised anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Arch Intern Med 2006;166:1092–7.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale: Johns, Murray W. "A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth sleepiness scale." sleep 14.6 (1991): 540-545.

Campos-Morales, Rosa M., et al. "Sleepiness, performance and mood state in a group of Mexican undergraduate students." Biological rhythm research 36.1-2 (2005): 9-13.