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Korean Journal of Medical Education 2007;19(3): 235-249. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2007.19.3.235
제주대학교 의과대학 학생들의 중증 스트레스 유병률과 관련요인
이창인1, 홍성철2, 김현주3, 김문두1
1제주대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실
2제주대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실
3제주 중앙병원 가정의학과
Prevalence of Severe Distress and Its Correlates Among Cheju Medical College Students
Chang In Lee1, Seong Chul Hong2, Hyeon Ju Kim3, Moon Doo Kim1
1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju, Korea.
2Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju, Korea.
3Department of Family Medicine, Jeju Jung- Ang General Hospital, Jeju, Korea.
Corresponding Author: Moon Doo Kim, Tel: 064)754-3933, Fax: 064)725-2593, Email: mdkim66@cheju.ac.kr
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of severe distress and its correlates among Cheju medical college students. METHODS: Data were gathered in December 2005, and all medical college students were included. Of a total of 170 medical college students, 52(30.6%), 41(24.1%), 37(21.8%), and 40(23.5%) were 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students, respectively. The questionnaire for sociodemographic information included age, sex, year, hometown, accommodation, education level of parents, socioeconomic status of parents, GPA(grade point average), and standing. Subjective sense of health status, level of health concern, smoking habit, drinking habit(CAGE), sleep pattern, degree of obesity, and body image satisfaction were included to reveal health habits and health behaviors of the subjects. CES-D for depression, Psychosocial Well-being Index(PWI) for stress level, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(STAI) for level of anxiety, and SCL-90-R(Symptom Checklist 90 revised) for level of general psychopathology were used RESULTS: 1st year students were 4.338 times(95% CI; 1.412-13.324) more likely than other years to experience severe distress. Students who felt that they had insufficient time for relaxation showed 5.027 times(95% CI; 1.489-16.969) higher prevalence of severe distress than those who felt they had sufficient time for relaxation. Those with poor self-esteem were 18.347 times(95% CI; 5.484-61.382) more likely to experience severe distress than those with 'good' self-esteem. CONCLUSION: Offering various programs for improving coping skills, advanced counseling program, or tutoring system and providing sufficient relaxation timeby various methods, such as modifying curriculum, are needed to ameliorate severe distress.
Keywords: Stress;Correlates;Medical students;Health behavior
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