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Prevalence of stress among Iranian medical students: A questionnaire survey

Koochaki, G.M. and Charkazi, A. and Hasanzadeh, A. and Saedani, M. and Qorbani, M. and Marjani, A. (2011) Prevalence of stress among Iranian medical students: A questionnaire survey. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (7). pp. 593-598. ISSN 10203397 (ISSN)

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study measured the frequency of self-reported stress symptoms among a weighted random sample of medical students in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran. The data were gathered using the Kessler 10-item psychological distress scale. The overall prevalence of stress among 222 students was 61.3% and there were no statistically significant differences in stress levels between students in the pre-clinical and clinical phases or different years of study. Married students had significantly lower scores than single students but there were no differences between the sexes. Students who chose to study medicine had lower stress scores than those who were influenced by family or had no choice about the subject. Students with mild to moderate stress were significantly more likely to suffer physical problems (OR = 4.42). Interventions are needed to tackle stress and improve Iranian medical students' physical and psychological well-being.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English; Arabic; French [Field not mapped to EPrints] ST - Prévalence du stress chez les étudiants en médecine iraniens: Une enquête par questionnaire [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - East. Mediterr. Health J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 21972483 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Surgery, Department of Public Health, School of Paramedicine and Health, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Public Health, School of Paramedicine and Health, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Community Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult, article, city, clinical education, cross-sectional study, distress syndrome, family, female, health status, health survey, housing, human, Iran, major clinical study, male, marriage, medical student, motivation, motivation to study medicine, physical health problem, prevalence, psychological rating scale, questionnaire, self report, sex difference, stress, symptom, Adolescent, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Iran, Male, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Statistics, Nonparametric, Stress, Psychological, Students, Medical
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: 20 Apr 2015 05:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2015 08:47
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2115

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