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Objective: Explored the prevalence and related factors of stress in preclinical and clinical medical students, Ratchaburi Medical Education Center, Ratchaburi Hospital
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted. The data were collected by the Suanprung Stress Test-20 (SPST-20) of the Department of Psychiatric Health, Ministry of Public Health to assess the stress in medical students and the questionnaire to explore associated factors contributing to stress in medical students. The population included the second to the fifth-year medical students who registered in an academic year 2020 at Medical Education Center, Ratchaburi Hospital. The data were analyzed by application IBM SPSS statistics V.26 free trial version and represent in frequency, percentage, average and p-value.
Results: The prevalence of stress assessed by SPST-20 were 70.41% and the associated factors that statistically significant contributing to stress in preclinical medical students were academic factors and family factors, while in clinical medical students were a large quantity of contents duration of study in one day, difficulty of test and environment of ward . Academic factors, examination factors, relationship factors, environmental factors are also contributing to stress.
Conclusion: The prevalence of stress assessed by SPST-20 were 70.41%. The study shows that academic, examination, relationship, environmental factors are the contributing factors to the stress in medical students. It’s important to be aware to these factors for assist and manage in decreasing stress level in order to preventing depression that can leads to suicidal idea.
Keywords: Stress Prevalence Medical student
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