Mental illness in college students is a significant public health problem, but only a small minority of students have received adequate and timely treatment 1. Entering college represents a demanding transition to adulthood 2 and in some cases mental health problems have pre-matriculation onsets 1. More specifically, anxiety disorders during college years have been associated with tobacco use and sleep problems 3 or even low academic performance 4. Generalized anxiety disorder seems to be one of the most frequent diagnoses 5 , 6 and its chronic course 7 and negative impact on quality of life is recognized 8. Some studies using epidemiologic samples indicate that this specific disorder and alcohol or drug use co-occur and are associated 9 ,
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Cantarino, Margarida Sim Sim. Emotional Intelligence and Life Satisfaction in Adulthood. Marques et al. Models and Politics of Cares of the Elderly in the Home. The Lived Territory in Nursing Homes. Felismina Mendes, Joana Alegria Pereira. Back Matter Pages The 24 revised full papers along with 8 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 71 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge management for health: context, cognition, behavior and user modeling; technologies to increase the quality of life of the elderly population; Internet of Things IoT ; smarts technologies and algorithms for health; monitoring and management of chronic and non-chronic diseases;solutions for active aging, social integration and self-care; health interventions to support caregivers of elderly people; public health initiatives.
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The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item GAD-7 scale has been presented as a reliable and valid measure to assess generalized anxiety symptoms in several clinical settings and among the general population. However, some researches did not support the original one-dimensional structure of the GAD-7 tool. Our main aim was to examine the factor structure of GAD-7 comparing the one-factor model fit with a two-factor model 3 somatic nature symptoms and 4 cognitive-emotional nature symptoms in a sample of college students. This validation study with data collected cross-sectionally included 1, Portuguese college students attending courses in the six schools of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.