Stress and its relief among undergraduate dental students in Malaysia

Ahmad, M.S. and Yusoff, M.M.M. and Razak, I.A. (2011) Stress and its relief among undergraduate dental students in Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 42 (4). pp. 996-1004. ISSN 0125-1562

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Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of stress, types of stressors, consequences of stress and stress relievers among undergraduate dental students at the University of Malaya during the different years of study. A descriptive cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire among Bachelor of Dental Surgery students during Years 2 to 5. A 100 response rate was obtained. The instrument asked questions about the preceding academic year. The results of the questionnaire reveal the prevalence of stress was 100. The most common cause of stress among preclinical students was academic concerns and among clinical students was patient management and clinical performance. Physical and behavioral problems were reported as consequences of stress. Most students overcame stress by having strong interpersonal relationships.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental students stress stressors stress reliever perceived sources health
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 01:05
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 01:05
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4261

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