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Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

Level of Stress and Its Association with Socio-Demographic Factors among Medical Students of Rawalpindi Medical College

Dr. M. Kashif

Assistant Professor Institute of Psychiatry Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical College Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Madiha Fatima

Clinical Psychologist Institute of Psychiatry Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Badur-un-Nisa

PhD Scholar, Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Anand, India Prosthetist and Orthotist Global Management Team, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Shazia Hassan

Assistant Professor National University of Modern Languages Islamabad Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Irsa Ghazal

Clinical Psychologist Institute of Psychiatry Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Faiza Aslam

Research Coordinator Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.150/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.150

ABSTRACT

Stress among medical students is a common experience. This cross-sectional study was conducted at Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan in 2015 to determine level of stress of students. To a sample of 292 students, semi-structured Performa along with Student-Life-Stress-Inventory scale was applied. Data was analyzed using independent sample t-test and Pearson’s chi square test at 5 % level of significance. 25%, 52.7%, 22.3% students were mildly, moderately and severely stressed respectively. Statistically significant gender differences were observed in three domains of scale. In most of subscales the scores attained by male students were higher as compared to female students. Moderate stress being most commonly prevalent and was more common in female students as compared to male students.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.150/20160401

10.25215/0401.150

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016