MENTAL HEALTH OF MEDICAL STUDENTS

1. DR. RIDA AZHAR, DHQ HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
2. DR. HOORIA ALI, ALLIED HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
3. DR. AYESHA ASLAM, ALLIED HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
Corresponding Author: Dr. Ayesha Aslam, Allied hospital Faisalabad, drayeshaaslam96@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4281577
Cite this article as: Azhar R, Ali H, Aslam A. Mental health of medical students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(11). 435-39
ABSTRACT:

Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. This cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students of different classes of different medical colleges. A predefined questionnaire was served. Different questions about name, age, gender, current class, residence (hostel or day scholar), food issues, mental stress of education etc. were asked. All the data was entered and analyzed using SPSS Ver. 23.0. A total of 90 medical students were included in this study. There were 45 (50%) male students and 45 (50%) female students. The mean age of the students was 21.22±2.21 years. Out of these 90 students, 75 were living in the hostels and the food quality of almost all the hostels was poor. Regarding the stress of studies, seventy percent of the students were stressed about their education and that they were suffering continuous pressure regarding this issue.

Keywords: MENTAL HEALTH