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Keywords : medical students

Internet use pattern, Internet addiction and its association with academic performance among medical students

Dr. Malik Shanawaz Ahmed, Dr. Ishan Kumar Parashar, Dr Arslan Neyaz, Dr Mohammed Parvez

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 380-387

Introduction: Internet was developed to make communication easier, quicker, and to facilitate
safe exchange of information. With ever increasing presence of internet in our work and leisure
related activities the boundaries between functional and dysfunctional internet usage have
become blurred. This study was conducted among medical students in a medical college in North
India with the objective to assess internet behavior pattern, to estimate the prevalence of internet
addiction and whether internet addiction impacts their academic performance. Methods:This
was a cross-sectional study conducted among medical students from a medical college in North
India. Internet Addiction was assessed using Internet Addiction Diagnostic Questionnaire,
developed by K. Young in 1997. This contains 20 questions that examine the symptoms of
internet addiction based upon a five-point Likert scale. Academic performance was assessed on
the basis of Internal & University marks obtained in last one year. Results: The study shows that
internet addiction is very common among medical students with 44.2% of medical students
having some level of addiction. Mild addiction was observed in 21.9% students with 13.1% &
9.2% of them having moderate and severe internet addiction respectively. Being Male, using
internet mostly for entertainment, starting to use internet at younger age, longer hours of internet
usage & more frequent use of it everyday were found to significantly impact levels of internet
addiction. It also had a significantly detrimental impact on academic performance.Conclusion: A
substantial number of students had internet addiction with negative impact on academic
performance. Immediate measures such as early diagnosis and management need to be taken to
safeguard their educational progress and long-term career goals

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)