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Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students

Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre.

Abstract
Background: Stress is a complex dynamic process of interaction between a person and his or her own life. Medical education is perceived as being stressful and characterized by many psychological changes in students.

Aims and Objectives: To assess stress and explore the differences and correlates of perceived stress among MBBS, BDS, and BPTh first-year students of Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study involving first-year undergraduate students of MBBS, BDS, and BPTh courses. A semi-structured questionnaire developed by Cohen et al. with satisfactory internal consistency and construct validity was used. Unpaired t-test and Chi-square test were used for statistical analysis.

Results: Mean perceived stress scale (PSS) score of female students of MBBS (22 ± 5.96) was higher compared to male students of MBBS (19 ± 6.56) with P = 0.0009**. In total, mean PSS score of female students (20.77 ± 6.54) was higher compared to male students (19.07 ± 6.12) with P = 0.01*. Percentage of females in the high-stress category was more in medical, dental, and physiotherapy with χ2 = 51.405 with 6 degrees of freedom, P = 0.000***.

Conclusion: Significant number of the students felt stressful. Females were more stressful when compared to males.

Key words: Stress; Undergraduate Students; Medical Student; Dental Student


 
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Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre. Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(2): 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016


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Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre. Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(2): 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016



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Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre. Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2017), [cited December 02, 2022]; 7(2): 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016



Harvard Style

Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre (2017) Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 7 (2), 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016



Turabian Style

Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre. 2017. Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (2), 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016



Chicago Style

Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre. "Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7 (2017), 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre. "Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7.2 (2017), 203-208. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Seema Tanaji Methre, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre (2017) Perception of stress in first-year MBBS, BDS, and BPTh students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (2), 203-208. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0616630082016