Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

PAFMJ. 2018; 68(2): 389-393


MEDICAL STUDENT SYNDROME; THE AFFLICTION IN MEDICAL STUDENTS

Sara Sadiq, Isra Majeed, Fatima Khawar.

Abstract
Objective: The aim of the study is to find out the prevalence of Medical Student Syndrome (MSS) in Pakistan and
its association with age, maturity level and the degree of medical knowledge.
Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: The survey was completed in one year, from Jul 2016 to Jul 2017
Material and Methods: A self-designed, self-explanatory questionnaire was used. The link of the questionnaire
was disseminated electronically. The data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS-22)
Results: Total 129 responses were received from the students of different medical colleges/universities of
Pakistan. Mean age of the participants was 21.94 years. Among the respondents 43% were males while 57% were
females. Maximum participants were from final year. Majority of the respondents that is about 81% reported they
had symptoms of the diseases they study, yet 44% pursued and moved forward. Among them 28% of the
respondents said that they investigated their felt symptoms further, of which maximum were from 3rd year. Only
43% of the students knew about the Medical Student Syndrome. Some of the respondents, about 22.8% admitted
the fact that they used psychiatric medicines either for relaxing or sleep.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that medical students are more vulnerable to conditions like Medical student
syndrome so there is a need to counsel medical students about the symptoms of MSS as well as to support the
students by discussing different techniques to subsist the stress level.

Key words: Health anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Medical student’s disease, Medical student syndrome.



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Behavioral Health

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.