Study of Psychological stress among First MBBS students using GHQ 12

Dr Vinayak Doijad, Dr Mundewadi SA

Background: Medical education across the globe is perceived as being inherently stressful. During medical training students are subjected to different kinds of stressors such as academic pressure, new environment etc. In this background the present study was undertaken with the objectives to assess the psychological stress among first MBBS students. Aims and Objectives: To assess the psychological stress among first MBBS Students and also to determine the effect of academic examination stressor in them. Materials and Methods: Cross sectional study. 110 first MBBS students from 2014 batch participated in the study. Data about stress was collected using the GHQ-12 questionnaire prior to and during the examination period. Results: On statistically analyzing the results of our study we found that students had significant higher values of GHQ-12 score both before and during the examination period. And also stress level was found to be significantly increased during examination period.

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