Assessment of Mental Stress among Medical Undergraduate Students of a tertiary health care centre of Bihar, India
Keywords:Kessler 10 psychological distress scale, medical undergraduates, stress.
Background: Studies done across the world reveals that psychological morbidity like stress is commonly present in medical undergraduate students. Aim: To find out the prevalence of stress among medical undergraduate students. Materials and Method: Across sectional study was conducted among 150 medical undergraduates to assess their levels of stress by using Kessler 10 (K10) psychological distress scale. Stress was categorized into none, mild, moderate and severe categories.Result: The total prevalence of stress was 62.6% and the prevalence of severe stress was 21.3%.Conclusion: Students should receive consultation on how to manage and cope up with stress. Preventive mental health services, supportive learning environment and student counseling services need to be made available and accessible to curb this morbidity.
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