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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 1 ISSUE 4, Feb-May 2013

Pages: 36-41

THE EVALUATION OF PERCEIVED STRESS AND DEPRESSION IN DENTAL UNDERGRADUATES

 

Author: D.Vishal Reddy, Dr.N.Naveenm MDS, Dr.Prabu MDS, Dr.Sunayana Manipal MDS, Dr.Preethi A, Dr.Adil Ahmed MDS

Category: Original Research

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OBJECTIVE:  Evaluation of stress and depression among dental under graduates

DESIGN:  Qualitative questionnaires for a cross sectional study of stress and depression                                                 

SETTING: A dental college in Chennai, India, 2011

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted at the S R M Dental College and Hospital, S R M University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. A questionnaire study was carried out among the Dental under Graduate students of the university.

RESULTS: Out of the 200 dental undergraduates stress levels increased proportional to increase in depression and the females were more stressed than the males.

CONCLUSION: Further research needs to be done to find out the factors that cause and elevate stress and depression in order to find a solution to keep it under control.

Keywords: stress, depression, undergraduates.

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