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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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ICV : 78.6

Abstract

STRESS AND ITS EFFECTS ON MEDICAL STUDENTS OF AIMC

Dr. Ali Bin Tariq*, Dr. Aqsa Tariq and Dr. Sajeela Riaz

ABSTRACT

Background: Medical education is thought to be more stressful than other educations. So, this research was conducted to determine the frequency, grade, type of stress and the various effects produced by the stress which are regarded as stigma all over the world. Objective: To determine 1) Stress in medical students of AIMC 2) Effects of stress in medical students of AIMC Material And Methods: Study Design Cross Sectional Study Study Setting and duration Setting: Allama Iqbal Medical College attached with Jinnah Hospital Lahore, a tertiary care hospital, affiliated with UHS. Duration: 4 weeks. Inclusion criteria The regular students of all the years of MBBS Exclusion criteria Those MBBS students who will not provide the required information. Data Collection and analysis 260 medical students were included in our study. A structured questionnaire regarding stress and its effects of medical students in AIMC was given and all the information was entered. (attached). Data was entered and analyzed in SPSS Ver.: 17.0. Frequency and percentages was calculated for nominal variables like stress, and effect on academic performance. Cross tabulation was done for variable of interest like gender, class, academic performance and presence of stress. Chi-square test was used to assess the significance between variables with p < .05 as statistical significance. Results: The response rate was 74.28%. The prevalence of stress was 63.46%. It was more in females (71.1%). The most prevalent grade of stress was moderate (55.15%). The most common effect produced by stress was sleep pattern change (79.4%). The academic performance of female students (69.1%) was more affected than male students. Conclusions: The medical students of AIMC Lahore who complain of stress mostly had moderate stress. The most common reason of stress was found to be the exams. The most common feeling was of depression while stressed.

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