Stress and depression as a medical intern, Police General hospital

  • Savanya Nganvivattavorn Police General Hospital



Objective: To study the prevalence and associated factor of stress and depression as a medical intern in Police General hospital

Method: An observational analytic cross-sectional study was conducted.  Participants were 63 medical internal Police General hospital academic year 2018. The research instrument is a questionnaire consisting of demographic data and associated factors of stress and depression. Stress assessed by questionnaire form for stress screening of the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health.  Depression assessed by Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Thai version. The demographic data was analyzed by the number and percentage. The chi-square test analyzed associated factors of stress and depression as a medical intern.

Results: The prevalence of stress that affects living of medical interns was 12.6% and depression 47.6%. Factors associated with stress and depression of medical interns include: department that is currently practicing, study problems, problems with friends and problems with resident physicians have a significant associated with the depression of medical intern at the level of 0.05. Stress is also  significantly associated with depression at the level of 0.05 (OR, 2.50; 95% CI, 1.809-3.456).

Conclusion:Stress and depression in medical interns is very important and associated with many factors. Therefore, there should be plans for health promotion, prevention and surveillance of stress and depression including treatment and monitoring of mental health problems as a medical intern.


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How to Cite
Nganvivattavorn, S. (2021). Stress and depression as a medical intern, Police General hospital. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 65(4), 373-384. Retrieved from