Levels and sources of stress in medical students.

  title={Levels and sources of stress in medical students.},
  author={Jenny Firth},
  journal={British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.)},
  pages={1177 - 1180}
  • J. Firth
  • Published 3 May 1986
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.)
Levels of stress, as measured by the general health questionnaire, were assessed in 318 medical students in their fourth year at three British universities. Mean scores were higher than those in other groups within the general population, and the estimated prevalence of emotional disturbance was 31.2%, a proportion similar to that reported in medical students in the United States. There were no differences in prevalence or in mean scores of stress between the sexes. Twelve (4%) students… 
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