High Prevalence of Stress Among Male Medical Students in Al Hasa, | 8371
Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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High Prevalence of Stress Among Male Medical Students in Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia According to Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

3rd International Conference on Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine

December 05-06, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Abdullatif Al Omair, Ahmed Al Ghazal, Ali Al Jumah, Abdulrahman Al Sulaiman

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

This cross-sectional, descriptive, study aims to determine the level of stress among male undergraduate medi-cal students. It was conducted in King Faisal university in Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia from December 2015 to March 2016. Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) was applied in this study. After taking the proper approval, a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to medical students from 2nd to 6th year. 200 student filled the questionnaire. The average stress score was found to be 24.62 (SD=7.72) from a range of 10 to 50. The total number of students suffering from stress was found to be 134 (67%). The majority of students were found to have severe stress (38%) with a significant relationship between stress and academic year (P=0.003). Students of 2nd and 4rd years scored higher than those of 3th,5th, and 6th. According to Kessler K10 Psychological distress scale. The major finding of severe stress among male medical students in Saudi Arabia is of concern. Stress management programs should be properly established to help medical student overcome their academicrelated difficulties.

Biography :

Abdullatif Al Omair is a Medical intern in College Of Medicine, King Faisal University.