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ERIC Number: EJ1102695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Stress in Medical Students in a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum
Dagistani, Ahmad; Al Hejaili, Fawwaz; Binsalih, Salih; Al Jahdali, Hamdan; Al Sayyari, Abdulla
International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n3 p12-19 2016
Background: This study aims to assess stress level and its drivers among medical students using a PBL teaching system Method: Higher Education Stress Inventory (HESI,) was used to assess stress among medical students. All students in the College of Medicine were enrolled. Results: The response rate was 99%.The prevalence of stress was 54.7%. The overall mean stress score was higher in the 4th year students (2.64) than 1st year students (2.52) (p = 0.01). Junior students were more likely to be stressed by lack of clarity of the aims of the study (p = 0.014) and lack of feedback from the teachers (p = 0.003). Senior students were more likely to be stressed by lack of time for other activities (p = 0.036), financial worries (p = 0.027) and about preparedness for future profession (p = 0.007) Despite the high stress scores, only 8.3% regretted their choice of career and 9.3% felt that they are not prepared well for their future profession Conclusions: High level of stress was noted especially among senior students. Stress in junior students was more likely to be medical training-related and to be personal problems-related in senior students. The vast majority of students were happy with their choice of profession and optimistic about their future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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