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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Teaching strategies for coping with stress – the perceptions of medical students
Autor: Pereira, Maria Amelia Dias
Barbosa, Maria Alves
Abstract: Background: The undergraduate medical course is a period full of stressors, which may contribute to the high prevalence of mental disorders among students and a decrease in life’s quality. Research shows that interventions during an undergraduate course can reduce stress levels. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the Strategies for Coping with Professional Stress class offered to medical students of the Federal University of Goiás, at Goiânia, Goiás, in Brazil. Methods: Qualitative research, developed with medical students in an elective class addressing strategies for coping with stress after a focal group (composed of nine of the 33 students taking this course) identified stress factors in the medical course and the coping strategies that these students use. Analysis of the results of the class evaluation questionnaire filled out by the students on the last day of class. Results: Stress factors identified by students in the focus group: lack of time, excessive class content, tests, demanding too much of themselves, overload of extracurricular activities, competitiveness among students and family problems. Coping strategies mentioned in the focus group: respecting one’s limits, setting priorities, avoiding comparisons, leisure activities (movies, literature, sports, meeting with friends and family). Results of the questionnaires: class content that was considered most important: quality of life, strategies for coping with stress, stress factors, assertiveness, community therapy, relaxation, cognitive restructuring, career choice, breathing, social networking, taking care of the caregiver, music therapy and narcissism. Most popular methodologies: relaxation practice, drawing words and discussion them in a group, community therapy, music therapy, simulated jury, short texts and discussion. Meaning of the class: asking questions and reinforcing already known strategies (22.6%), moment of reflection and self-assessment (19.4%), new interest and a worthwhile experience (19.4%), improvement in quality of life (16.1%), expression’s opportunity (9.7%), other (6.4%). Conclusion: The stressors perceived by the medical students are intense and diverse, and the coping strategies used by them are wide-ranging. Most students felt that the class was a worthwhile learning experience, incorporated new practices for improving quality of life and recognized the importance of sharing and reflecting on one’s stressors and life choices.
Palavras-chave: Stress
Coping strategies
Medical under graduate education
Teaching strategies
País: Outros
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Enfermagem - FEN (RG)
Citação: PEREIRA, Maria Amelia Dias; BARBOSA, Maria Alves. Teaching strategies for coping with stress - the perceptions of medical students. BMC Medical Education, Basingstoke, v. 13, n. 50, p. 1 -7, 2013.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1186/1472-6920-13-50
Identificador do documento: 10.1186/1472-6920-13-50
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/17681
Data de publicação: 2013
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