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Stress among Isfahan medical sciences students

Sharifirad, G. and Marjani, A. and Abdolrahman, C. and Mostafa, Q. and Hossein, S. (2012) Stress among Isfahan medical sciences students. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 17 (4). pp. 402-406. ISSN 17351995 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of psychological stress among Isfahan medical sciences students. Methods: Cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out among the 387 medical sciences students (medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry) of Isfahan, Iran through census. In academic year 2010-2011, Kessler-10 questionnaire was given to the students a month before semester examinations. Scores �20 were considered as indicative of positive stress symptoms. Results: The overall prevalence of stress among medical sciences students was found to be about 76.1%. The prevalence of stress among medicine students was 22.7% mild, 23% moderate and 21.4% severe while 32.8% showed no stress. The prevalence of stress among pharmacy students was 22.22%, 22.22%, 26.19%, and 29.36% mild, moderate, and severe and no stress, respectively. The prevalence of stress among dentistry students was 25% mild, 27% moderate, and 10% severe while 37.5% showed no stress. The prevalence of stress was higher (70.6%) in pharmacy students when compared with medicine (66.1%) and dentistry (62.5%) students. The odds of student having stress is higher in dentistry students (OR: 1.44, P= 0.33), where as the odds are decreasing in pharmacy student (OR: 1.16, P= 0.66). There is no statistically significant association between gender, ages, and term and having stress symptoms. Conclusions: The high level of stress necessitates interventions like social and psychological support to improve the student's well-being. A prospective study is needed to study the association of psychological morbidity with sources of stress and coping strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Res. Med. Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Nutrition, Biochemistry and Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Gorgan School of Medicine, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Public Health Department, School of Para medicine and health, Golestan University of medical sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Epidemiology, School of Public, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department health services, School of health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Isfahan, Kessler, Medical sciences students, Stress, Student support, adult, article, cross-sectional study, dental student, female, health survey, human, Iran, male, medical student, mental stress, pharmacy student, prevalence, psychosocial care, questionnaire
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 05:09
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 05:20
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1985

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