Stress Among Preclinical Medical Students of University Sultan Zainal Abidin

A. Rahman, Nor Iza and Ismail, Salwani and Tengku Seman, Tengku Nur Ain and Rosli, Nur Farah Atikah and Mat Jusoh, Siti Aisyah and Wan Dali, Wan Putri Elena and Islam, Md. Zakirul and Haque , Mainul (2013) Stress Among Preclinical Medical Students of University Sultan Zainal Abidin. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 3 (11). pp. 76-81. ISSN 2231-3354

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It is well known that medical students often face many difficulties during their studies in medical school. Stress is the feeling which is created when a person react to the particular events. It makes you feel threatened or upset. Stress is a combination of psychological, physiological and behavioral reactions that people have in response to event that challenge them. This is a cross sectional study and was conducted in FPSK, UniSZA, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. An instrument on stress assessment was developed through extensive review of literatures. Questionnaire was pretested and validated. A total of 60 questionnaires were given to the preclinical medical students of UniSZA. Study subjects were selected randomly. Current study found out that 47 (78.3%) students might be having stress related problem. Major cause of stress is academic because of curricular overload. The dominant approach to cope with stress is prayer in this medical school. Coping stress in medical student life is one of most important quality. Therefore students should be taught different stress management techniques to improve their ability to cope with a demanding professional course. The hostel relatedissues and recreational facilities should be improved as far as possible within limited funds.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 02:34
Last Modified: 18 May 2015 02:34

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