Assessment of Resilience and Coping ability to stress inundergraduate medical students
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3323-3328
AbstractIn the current scenario, during the learning period of the medical curriculum the undergraduate medical students face a highly pressurized situation. First year MBBS students find it more stressful as they are shifting from rote memory of learning in schools to the conceptual learning style for the first time, whereas the fourth year students are exposed to a heavy academic and clinical workload. The more resilient the students are, the better they will be able to handle the stress. So the present study was undertaken to assess the resilience level in the first and final year students and compare the scores using a standard resilience questionnaire. This is a cross sectional study which was conducted on the first and fourth year M.B.B.S students of 18-25 years of age after obtaining informed consent and Institutional ethical clearance. Resilience questionnaire was used to assess the resilience scores of the students and to find out the existence of difference of scores in the first and fourth year students. Overall, a majority of the students had low resilience score. The score for high resilience was significantly more in fourth year students in comparison with first year students. Our study throws light on the fact as to the importance of resilience in adjusting to stress and the future focus should be on the promotion of resilience building measures to be taught and practiced right from the first year of medical curriculum.
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