A STUDY OF EFFECT OF SPIRITUALITY AWARENESS ON STRESS MANAGEMENT IN MEDICAL STUDENTS
English

Shamim S. Sheikh
2019 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND The extreme stress level inherent in medical profession puts medical students at risk for both physical and psychological problems. Inability to cope up successfully with the enormous demands of Medical Education and Medical Practice may lead to cascade of consequences at both Personal and Professional level. This study focused on medical students as a preliminary attempt to identify stressors and level of stress, by Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) and scoring on it.
more » ... aim of study is to evaluate spiritual awareness that can improve wellness of medical students and help them in stress management. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was conducted with 2 nd year M.B.B.S. students-major batch 172 students after approval of Local Ethical Committee. Prevalidated Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) was used. Spirituality awareness sessions were conducted with two follow-up sessions monthly. RESULTS Stress level due to all stressors showed noticeable reduction after spiritual awareness sessions.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2019/150 fatcat:frwj6jtbhvgjzhi7djrssi2ybm