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Kavosi A, Alizadeh Z, Rezapoor Z, Movahedi A, Moeini V, Mohammadi G. Survey of the level of stress and coping strategies in students of in school of medicine of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Pajouhan Sci J 2017; 16 (1) :33-41
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-274-en.html
1- Department of Operating Room, Faculty Member of Neyshabur University of medical sciences, Neyshabur, Iran.
2- Student of Anesthesia, Student Research Committee, Neyshabur University of medical sciences, Neyshabur, Iran.
3- Department of Anesthesia, Faculty Member of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran
4- Department of Operating Room, Faculty Member of Neyshabur University of medical sciences, Neyshabur, Iran. , mohammadigh@mums.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: In Current world, everyone experiences stress somehow in his daily life. Since student life can be considered as a new status, it can be a precursor to a variety of stress for students. Ineffective coping causes more stress, incompatibility and the occurrence of disorders and psychological problems. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the level of stress and its coping strategies among the students of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences in 2016.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive and analytical study, 178 students of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences (2016) were recruited randomly by the stratified sampling method into the study. Data were collected using a three-part questionnaire including social demographic information (15 items), measuring the level of stress with DASS-21(21 items) and Lazarus way of Coping Questionnaire (WOCQ) (66 items). The data were analyzed using SPSS24 software by means of descriptive, Fisher t-test and ANOVA analyses.
Results: The results showed that 139 of the students had abnormal stress. Most sources of stress among the students were teachers’ theory performance (44%) and teachers’ clinical performance (42%). It was also found that the most common coping styles among students were emotional-centered coping styles (33.00 ± 9.98). The T-test showed a significant difference between married and emotional-centered coping styles (p<0.05). The Fisher's exact Test indicated significant differences between the level of stress with field and average students (p<0.05).
Conclusions: The main method coping styles among the students was the emotional-centered coping style. Considering that the mental health of medical science students is important because of their role in clinical settings caring for patients, planning to teach proper coping strategies is recommended.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Psychology and Psychiatry
Received: 2016/09/21 | Accepted: 2017/02/25 | Published: 2017/11/8

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