ANXIETY AND STRESS AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL COLLEGE STUDENTS

  1. DR. HASEEB AMJAD, PUNJAB DENTAL HOSPITAL, LAHORE
  2. DR. IRFAN SALEEM, NISHTAR INSTITUTE OF DENTISTRY MULTAN
  3. DR. SHEHAR YAR WATTU, SERVICES HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Haseeb Amjad, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore, bhattis95@hotmail.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3949299
Cite this article as: Amjad H, Saleem I, Wattu SY. Anxiety and stress among medical and dental college students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(7). 170-77

ABSTRACT: Stress and anxiety happen when an individual is unable to handle a particular situation. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of anxiety and stress among medical and dental college students. This cross-sectional study included 240 medical students from the final year from different medical and dental colleges. A pre-designed questionnaire was served to the students. Different questions about stress and related risk factors were asked from the students. Data were collected and analyzed with SPPS Ver. 23.0. The mean age of the students was 23.09±2.30 years. Thirty-one students (17.32%) told that they never experienced stress or anxiety during their academics and ward-rotations. One hundred and forty-eight students (82.68%) reported that they faced stress and anxiety somewhere in their academics. Among different types of factors leading to this stress and anxiety were family problems (13.51%), hostel life (27.03%), improper diet (8.78%), chronic diseases (3.38%), fear of future (21.62%), and assignment and examinations (25.68%).

Keywords: Anxiety, Stress, Medical, Dental students