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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 951-954

Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors

Maqbool Ahmad Khan, Iram Mansoor Niazi, Khadijah Tul Kubra, Sadia Zahid.

Objective: To explore the predictive relationship of stressors with the suicidal ideation and behaviors in medical students.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 400 medical students was selected by simple random sampling from different medical colleges of Lahore. A reliable and valid indigenous scale “Perceived Stress Scale for Medical Students (PSSMS) “was used for evaluation of stressors and “Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire Revised (SBQ-R) was administered for measurement of suicidal behaviors.
Results: We found that medical students’ life is full of stressors. The regression Analysis showed that PSSMS total score and its subscales of social stressors, mistrust, academic stressors and burnout showed very high level of significance (p

Key words: Suicidal behaviors, stressors, medical students.

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