Assessment of factors causing stress among medical students: A cross sectional study
Keywords:Stress, Medical Students, academics
Background: Stress is defined as the body's nonspecific response or reaction to demands made on it, or to disturbing events in the environment. Medical field is considered as one of the most difficult and challenging profession. This study aims to determine levels of stress in final year medical students. Methods: A web based cross sectional study, including final year (2017) medical students of tertiary care hospital at C.G.was conducted using MSSQ-40, a standardized test for determining medical student stress levels. All students from final year were briefed about the study objectives. There are total of 150 students in 2017 batch. The study was conducted in June march 2020. Total of 143 students were included for the study. Results and conclusions: Academic related stressor (ARS) received the highest score (3.27 mean score) followed by GARS (2.94 mean score) and IRS (2.81 mean score). Proper planning for self-study, seeking help from mentors in helping to plan time table. Developing peer learning, communication skills to avoid any conflicts.
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