Psychological Morbidity in Students of Medical College and Science and Art College Students - A Comparative Study

Mahawar, P and Phadnis, S and Ghosh, G and Kataria, OP and Dixit, S (2011) Psychological Morbidity in Students of Medical College and Science and Art College Students - A Comparative Study. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Considering the importance of quality of life in medical students we have conducted a cross sectional & descriptive study on screening of mental illness of 60 medical students of prefinal year and comparing it with 60 students of third year of Science and Art College. Students were selected via random sampling. GHQ-12 was used as a screening tool and after obtaining scores students were graded in 3 categories - individuals screened positive for psychological morbidity were of Grades 2 and 3 and individuals screened negative for psychological morbidity were of Grade 1 and they were compared according to college, gender & residence. Students screened positive for psychological morbidity as per GHQ-12 were found higher in medical college (87%) as compared to Science and Art College (45%) and a statistically significant association was found between psychological morbidity and medical students. Psychological morbidity was not significantly associated with residence and gender.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:GHQ -12; Medical psychological morbidity
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7976
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:09 Nov 2012 17:37
Last Modified:09 Nov 2012 17:37

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