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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Medical student stress: an elective course as a possibility of help
Autor: Pereira, Maria Amélia Dias
Barbosa, Maria Alves
Rezende, Jomar Cleison de
Damiano, Rodolfo Furlan
Abstract: Background: The frequently observed stress of medical students worldwide leads them to have psychic suffering often leading to illness. Minor psychic disorders such as anxiety, depression and burnout, have a higher prevalence in these students than in the rest of random population. Different initiatives were tried to minimize the deleterious effects of the medical course and this article aims at showing the repercussions of a elective course that and was proposed as a possibility to help the students. Methods: A qualitative case study took place in a public Brazilian university as an elective discipline offered to medical students in 2013, offering coping strategies for professional stress. The data was collected through a semi-structured individual questionnaire that was anonymous, and given to students on the last day of the course, with 18 Likert scale questions about personal and behavioural changes observed after taking the course. Objective questions were asked about their perception of stress at the beginning and at the end of the course: the use of the coping strategies taught and the perception of the utility of the content. In addition, one open-ended question was asked about the meaning of the discipline to the students. The quantitative data was analysed with descriptive simple statistics and the qualitative with the support of the WebQDA software. The research project was approved by the ethics committee of the institution. Results: The results showed that the course contributed positively to the students’ academic life: 67 % reported less symptoms of stress at the end of the course; 76 % adopted new coping strategies; and 90 % considered that this learning activity was useful for identifying stressors and sharing them with colleagues. Conclusions: The elective course produced benefits to the students, representing theoretical-practical learning and an opportunity for reflection and self-knowledge, which caused psychological, behavioural and lifestyle changes. It is recommended that further studies on this theme should be conducted.
Palavras-chave: Professional stress
Coping strategies
Medical students
Elective course
País: Outros
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Enfermagem - FEN (RG)
Citação: PEREIRA, Maria Amélia Dias; BARBOSA, Maria Alves; REZENDE, Jomar Cleison de; DAMIANO, Rodolfo Furlan. Medical student stress: an elective course as a possibility of help. BMC Research Notes, Basingstoke, v. 8, n. 430, p. 1-10, 2015.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1186/s13104-015-1399-y
Identificador do documento: 10.1186/s13104-015-1399-y
Data de publicação: 2015
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