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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Evaluation of Examination Stress by DASS, Effect of BMI on Sensory motor performance among preclinical Medical students

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Author Details : Umadevi B, Anitha DR, HM Kavyashree

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2017

Article Page : 373-376

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All health professionals face stress because of time pressure, workload, multiple roles and emotional issues. Stress and its psychological manifestations are a major concern in the modern-day society. Presence of psychological morbidity in medical undergraduate students has been reported from various countries across the world, Indian studies to document this burden are very few. Therefore, the present cross sectional study was taken to assess the stress parameters using previously validated and standardized instrument, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS 21) and the associations with their personal characteristics. Cognitive functions were assessed by visual and auditory reaction time and the effect of BMI on Visual and auditory reaction time was also assessed.
Results: The mean depression score of the respondents is 14.11± 7.82 students showed moderate depression, mean anxiety score is15.33±7.57 showed severe anxiety and mean stress score is 17.83±7.33 experienced mild stress. Main source of stress is overloading of work around (108, 82%) and (62, 47%) of students go to sleep as their main stress coping method. Visual and auditory reaction time was increased in students during exams. Mean visual reaction time is 0.25±0.06 and auditory reaction time is 0.22±0.05. In students with high BMI (27±2.14) visual and auditory reaction time was high also students with high waist to hip ratio(0.81±0.13) showed high VRT and ART but is not statistically significant compared to students with normal BMI and waist to hip ratio.

: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Visual reaction time, Auditory reaction time

How to cite : Umadevi B, Anitha Dr, Kavyashree H, Evaluation of Examination Stress by DASS, Effect of BMI on Sensory motor performance among preclinical Medical students. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2017;4(3):373-376

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