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Depression, stress and anxiety in medical students: A cross-sectional comparison between students from different semesters

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, January 2017
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Title
Depression, stress and anxiety in medical students: A cross-sectional comparison between students from different semesters
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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/1806-9282.63.01.21
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Ivana Lúcia Damásio Moutinho, Natalia de Castro Pecci Maddalena, Ronald Kleinsorge Roland, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Sandra Helena Cerrato Tibiriçá, Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel, Giancarlo Lucchetti

Abstract

To compare the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and stress in medical students from all semesters of a Brazilian medical school and assess their respective associated factors. A cross-sectional study of students from the twelve semesters of a Brazilian medical school was carried out. Students filled out a questionnaire including sociodemographics, religiosity (DUREL - Duke Religion Index), and mental health (DASS-21 - Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale). The students were compared for mental health variables (Chi-squared/ANOVA). Linear regression models were employed to assess factors associated with DASS-21 scores. 761 (75.4%) students answered the questionnaire; 34.6% reported depressive symptomatology, 37.2% showed anxiety symptoms, and 47.1% stress symptoms. Significant differences were found for: anxiety - ANOVA: [F = 2.536, p=0.004] between first and tenth (p=0.048) and first and eleventh (p=0.025) semesters; depression - ANOVA: [F = 2.410, p=0.006] between first and second semesters (p=0.045); and stress - ANOVA: [F = 2.968, p=0.001] between seventh and twelfth (p=0.044), tenth and twelfth (p=0.011), and eleventh and twelfth (p=0.001) semesters. The following factors were associated with (a) stress: female gender, anxiety, and depression; (b) depression: female gender, intrinsic religiosity, anxiety, and stress; and (c) anxiety: course semester, depression, and stress. Our findings revealed high levels of depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms in medical students, with marked differences among course semesters. Gender and religiosity appeared to influence the mental health of the medical students.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 595 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 167 28%
Student > Master 52 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 51 9%
Researcher 29 5%
Student > Postgraduate 25 4%
Other 93 16%
Unknown 179 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 264 44%
Psychology 34 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 5%
Unspecified 14 2%
Social Sciences 9 2%
Other 56 9%
Unknown 190 32%

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