Objective: To analyze the investigation results of mental health Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) of nursing interns (hereinafter referred to as nursing students) in a hospital in Gansu Province, to comprehensively and objectively understand the mental health status of nursing students, in order to provide the basis of maintaining and improving the mental health level of nursing students.
Methods: Totally 121 nursing interns were surveyed using SCL-90, and statistical analysis was performed using SPSS19.0.
Results: The mental health status of nursing students in a hospital in Gansu Province is higher than that of normal adults in China. The scores of the six factors (somatization, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, depression, anxiety, horror, and psychosis) are higher (P<0.01). Compared with the group norm, the four factors of somatization, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, terror, and anxiety are higher (P<0.01), but they are better than the mental health status of college students in China (except for somatic symptoms) (P<0.01).
Conclusion: The mental health status of nursing students is poor and needs attention. Interventions can be taken to alleviate psychological problems of nursing students, thoroughly improve their anxiety and depression, and thus improve their health.