A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY ON STRESS AND ITS CAUSES AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS

Dr. Mishal Komal, Dr. Aleena Saeed, Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Junaid
2018 Zenodo  
Stress is the part and parcel of medical studies. It brings various psychological and social changes among the medical students specially undergraduates. There are emerging patterns of stress in medical students. It seems in different studies that students encounter individual stress amid the course of their medical studies. Aims and objectives: The basic aim of the study is to assess the frequency of the stress among the undergraduate students of medical college. Methodology of the study: This
more » ... of the study: This study was conducted at Sharif medical and dental college, Lahore during 2018. A number of measures were taken to relieve the medical students from stress and depressive symptomatology. For assessment various tools were used i.e. General health questionnaire and Beck's Depression Before the one of exam Kessler10 forms distributed among the undergraduate medical students of 05 years session at college of medicine. Participants obtained all questionnaires. Results: The mean age of the study was 22.8±1.3 years. All types of the stress frequency were noted as 59%, while 20.1% severe stress rate was observed. In table 2 there is study variable distribution. 73.3% stress rate was noted in 1st year which is higher as compare to other academic years. 68.8% in 2nd year, 46.30%, 31.50%, 47% were measured for 3rd,4th and 5th year respectively. Conclusion: It is concluded from the results of our study that our educational structure has stressful effect on the student's mental and as well as physical health and the mental health is rapidly deteriorating.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1690552 fatcat:xpvbcqnguzgm5clulndbooa6le