[Mental health situation of men who have sex with men among university students].

Published: November 8, 2012

Abstract
OBJECTIVE:

To study the mental health situation on men who have sex with men (MSM) among university students.
METHODS:

Snowballing method was used to recruit the target people, and to use both symptom checklist (SCL-90) and psychological interview for measurement. SPSS 11.5 and t-test were used for descriptive analysis.
RESULTS:

Measurement of 120 MSM at colleges, the average SCL-90 test appeared as 2.73 (s = 0.51). Mental health situation of the MSM who had been out of the ‘closet’ was better than those who had not (t = 17.325, P < 0.01). Among MSM who had had stable same-sex partners was in better situation than those without (t = 7.286, P < 0.05). There appeared significant effect in improving the mental health situation of MSM who had received psychological counseling and participating in those activities relevant to psychological assistance (F = 31.54, P < 0.01).
CONCLUSION:

Moderate or severe psychological distress often seen in the MSM college students, suggesting that psychological counseling provided to these people was very important.

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