Nargis Iqbal, Lubna Latif, Mehreen Nisar, Nosheen Salman.
Stress and depression among medical students.
Pak J Surg Jan ;36(1):37-40.

Objectives: To determine prevalence of stress among undergraduate medical students and to provide appropriate suggestions based on analysis to relieve stress. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out at Obstetric and Gynae department of AL-Aleem Medical College affi liated with Gulab Devi Educational Complex, Lahore over a period of 3-months from May 2019 to July 2019 after ethical approval. Non probability convenience sampling technique was used, total 100 willing students were included, 50 from fi rst and 50 from second yjear M.B.,B.S classes. Results: Out of the 100 respondents, 58 were females and 42 males. Th e mean age of fi rst year students was 19.44, and second year was 21.04 years. 51% students were hostel-lite and 49% were day scholar. Prevalence of stress in medical students was found to be 100%. Slight difference was found class-wise, but no diff erence was found gender-wise. Conclusion: Th e results revealed a clear picture of the prevalence of stress in medical students, which is a litt le bit more in the 2nd year medical students and no diff erence in genderwise. However stress was more common in hostel lite students than day scholars.

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