Frequency of Stress among Medical Students

Junaid Rashid, Yusra Chishti, Hira Akram, Hammad Raheed

Abstract


Stress arises once an individual is unable to handle a situation. Continuous stress may lead to certain complications.

 Objective: To see the frequency of stress among medical students.

 Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 182 medical students of the fourth year and final year from different medical colleges of Pakistan. A pre-designed questionnaire was served to the students. Different questions about stress, its reasons, and handling techniques were asked. Data were analyzed with SPPS V.23.

 Results: 135 (88.2%) out of 182 medical students including 69 females (45.09%) and 66 males (43.13%) reported that they faced different kinds of stress i.e. continuous or random stress during their academic and clinical rotations.  Different kinds of handling techniques were isolation, handing out with friends, focusing on studies, etc.

 Conclusion: Most of the medical students face stress during their academics and clinical rotations. This stress may be for a smaller time or longer time depending on the nature of stress and ability of the student to cope with the stress.


Keywords


Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Medical Education

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