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Mental health problems among medical students in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, August 2017
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Title
Mental health problems among medical students in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, August 2017
DOI 10.1590/1516-4446-2017-2223
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João P. Pacheco, Henrique T. Giacomin, Wilson W. Tam, Tássia B. Ribeiro, Claudia Arab, Italla M. Bezerra, Gustavo C. Pinasco

Abstract

To provide a comprehensive picture of mental health problems (MHPs) in Brazilian medical students by documenting their prevalence and association with co-factors. We systematically searched the MEDLINE/PubMed, SciELO, LILACS, and PsycINFO databases for cross-sectional studies on the prevalence of MHPs among medical students in Brazil published before September 29, 2016. We pooled prevalences using a random-effects meta-analysis, and summarized factors associated with MHP. We included 59 studies in the analysis. For meta-analyses, we identified the summary prevalence of different MHPs, including depression (25 studies, prevalence 30.6%), common mental disorders (13 studies, prevalence 31.5%), burnout (three studies, prevalence 13.1%), problematic alcohol use (three studies, prevalence 32.9%), stress (six studies, prevalence 49.9%), low sleep quality (four studies, prevalence 51.5%), excessive daytime sleepiness (four studies, prevalence 46.1%), and anxiety (six studies, prevalence 32.9%). Signs of lack of motivation, emotional support, and academic overload correlated with MHPs. Several MHPs are highly prevalent among future physicians in Brazil. Evidence-based interventions and psychosocial support are needed to promote mental health among Brazilian medical students.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 932 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 192 21%
Student > Master 90 10%
Researcher 48 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 47 5%
Student > Postgraduate 41 4%
Other 144 15%
Unknown 370 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 308 33%
Psychology 60 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 6%
Social Sciences 16 2%
Neuroscience 14 2%
Other 80 9%
Unknown 401 43%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 September 2022.
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#7,185,441
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Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
#230
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Outputs of similar age
#100,412
of 329,228 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
#4
of 7 outputs
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