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The prevalence of anxiety among medical students


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Mohd Sidik, Sherina and Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal and Kaneson, Nadarajan (2005) The prevalence of anxiety among medical students. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 13-20. ISSN 1675-8544

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This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of anxiety among medical student at local university in Malaysia and to identify its associated factors. Methods: a cross-sectional study design was used. Three hundred and ninety six medical students at a local university in Malaysia were included in the study, a pre tested, modified, elf administered Beck Anxiety inventory (BAI) was used to screen for anxiety, Results: three hundred and ninety six out of 414 medical students participated (response rate 95.75). 38.45 of the medicals students were found to have anxiety. Conclusion: The overall prevalence of anxiety among medicals students was high (38.4%). Factors found to be significantly associated with anxiety were gender, perceived level of pressure, year of study in medical school, ethnicity and depression )p,0.05)


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Anxiety; Despression; Medical students; Prevalence
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 09:04
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 09:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41119
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