Research Article | Volume: 3, Issue: 11, November, 2013

Stress Among Preclinical Medical Students of University Sultan Zainal Abidin

Nor Iza A Rahman Salwani Ismail Tengku Nur Ain Binti Tengku Seman Nur Farah Atikah Binti Rosli Siti Aisyah Binti Mat Jusoh Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali Md. Zakirul Islam Mainul Haque   

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Published:  Nov 29, 2013

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.31113

It is well known that medical students often face many difficulties during their studies in medical school. Stress is the feeling which is created when a person react to the particular events. It makes you feel threatened or upset. Stress is a combination of psychological, physiological and behavioral reactions that people have in response to event that challenge them. This is a cross sectional study and was conducted in FPSK, UniSZA, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. An instrument on stress assessment was developed through extensive review of literatures. Questionnaire was pretested and validated. A total of 60 questionnaires were given to the preclinical medical students of UniSZA. Study subjects were selected randomly. Current study found out that 47 (78.3%) students might be having stress related problem. Major cause of stress is academic because of curricular overload. The dominant approach to cope with stress is prayer in this medical school. Coping stress in medical student life is one of most important quality. Therefore students should be taught different stress management techniques to improve their ability to cope with a demanding professional course. The hostel related issues and recreational facilities should be improved as far as possible within limited funds.

Keyword:     StressMedical StudentsMalaysia.


Nor Iza A Rahman, Salwani Ismail, Tengku Nur Ain Binti Tengku Seman, Nur Farah Atikah Binti Rosli, Siti Aisyah Binti Mat Jusoh, Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali, Md. Zakirul Islam, Mainul Haque., Stress Among Preclinical Medical Students of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (11): 076-081.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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