Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Medical students

An Exploratory Study To Assess Global Positive Transformation Of Alcohol Intake Among Medical Students At Selected Medical Colleges Of Pune City

Suresh K Sharma; DR. Tapti Bhattacharjee

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 1033-1040

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Alcohol is the number one toxic substance consumed by people of all age groups, which makes its use a public health problem. The overall trend shows that university students are those who suffer the most pressure. Aims-The aim was to find out perception of alcohol intake regarding global positive transformation among medical students. Objective - assess the perception of alcohol intake regarding global positive transformation among medical students. To explore the alcohol related habits among medical students. Materials and Method-A work site cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted amongst 300 medical students at selected medical colleges of Pune City.Data was collected by screening questionnaire related to alcoholIntake. Result:In this study demographical data showed that majority of the student 152(50.6) from the age group of 18-21 years. Majority of students 208(69.33) are male.Related to the screening questionnaire of alcohol Intake among medical Students data showed majority of the students 185(61.66%) students’ parents does not drink alcohol, 185(61.66%) students doesn’t drink alcohol, 253(84.33%) students friend’s drink alcohol, 185(61.66%) of students not applicable for 1st Drink, for the circumstances of drunk alcohol or May drunk alcohol 115(38.33%) of students said for Enjoy Partying, For the spending on alcohol per month in that 185(61.66%) Not applicable, 185(61.66%) are not applicable for control their interest on drinking alcohol and 185(61.66%) says never drink alcohol.In that majority 52.86% medical students are showing Alcohol is a powerful agent that makes global positive transformation. Mean responses are 158.6 for true and 141.4% are for false responses. Which interpret that alcohol drinking make you positive at global transformation.
Conclusion: The present study conclude that medical students are showing Alcohol is a powerful agent that makes global positive transformation.

Medical Students Embarking On Their Career With Cadaver Dissection


European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4741-4748

Objective: This study was initiated with an aim to recognize the various perspectives, attitudes and beliefs of the undergraduate medical students of Hayat Medical college to human cadaver dissection. Their physical and emotional responses for coping with cadavers were also recognized. Students were also asked for their opinion regarding utilization of alternative digital methods for understanding human body. A structured questionnaire was administered to 220 students (PC1, PC2, C1 and C2) all at the same time in August 2016. The mean age for males was considered as 23.9±0.9 and for females as 22.7±0.7 years respectively. Results: Out of 22(11.5%) students who did not perform dissection their reason was found to be low motivation in 3.6%, fear in 2.1% and the irritating odor of the preserving chemical in 1.6%. 39.1 percent of the subjects felt considerable anxiety and stress in the dissection room during their initial exposure. Many students did not report any abnormal reaction after being exposed to cadavers for the first time, however; eye irritation was a common symptom experienced. 133 students (69.3%) strongly supported cadaver dissection and refuted its role in hampering their ethnicity and culture. 71.9% students deny any benefits of other digital instructional materials like videos and models over cadavers. Conclusion: This study found that eye irritation, nausea and, fear and stress are some of the symptoms reported by MBBS students when they are first exposed to a cadaver in the dissecting room. It is, therefore, very important that anatomy instructors bring up new ideas/strategies to reduce such problems in the dissecting room. Pointing out such problems faced by students should also urge medical professors and tutors to indulge into new innovational strategies for teaching anatomy. (1)

A Cross Sectional Study On The Attitude, Awareness And Use Of Tobacco Among The Undergraduate Medical Students Of Chennai.

P. Preeti; R. Rajayamini; RajShivaani M R; AnanthaEashwar VM; Ruma Dutta; Timsi Jain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3460-3466

Background:Tobacco usage is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the world.It is the risk factor for cardiovascular, respiratory diseases, cancer, and many other debilitating conditions. Every year more than 8 million people die from tobacco usage. Most tobacco related deaths occur in Low and middle income countries which are often the targets for numerous tobacco industries and marketing.
Objectives:To assess the attitude & awareness of tobacco usage among the undergraduate medical students of Chennai.
Methodology:A cross sectional study was done on 303 undergraduate medical students of Chennai using a pre designed questionnaire to study about the problem and various correlates of the tobacco usage. Data was collected and analysed using Excel & SPSS software.
Result :Out of the 303 students with a male population of 181 (59.73%) and a female population of 122 (40.27%) who participated in the survey , about 20.4% of the students smoke and 79.6% of the students do not smoke . Out of them 224 students came from home as day scholars and 79 of them lived in hostels. Most of the students were in the age category of 18 to 20 years( 174 students ) . And most of them came from nuclear families (227 students). Most of the medical students belonged to 3rd year of study
Conclusion: Tobacco use among medical students is a significant problem. Important factors affecting it are gender, family history, current living status, stress, peer group pressure, media influences. Special awareness programme and specific training regarding tobacco cessation should be given to medical students.