Evaluation of the Rate and Causes of Stress in Bandar Abbas | 1758

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Evaluation of the Rate and Causes of Stress in Bandar Abbas Dental Students in 2016 in Different Clinical Units and Its Relationship with the Performance (Performance Score) of Students in Each Department

Author(s): Saeedeh Sadr, Sana Sadr, Danial Morabbi


Stress has a broad meaning that is used to define different mental conditions, and it has been proven that dentistry is one of the most anxieties among the fields of study. Considering the importance of dental students’ stress and its effect on learning and practice this study was conducted to determine the rate and stress factors of Bandar Abbas dental students in 1395. This study was a descriptive-analytic study. The stress level was obtained by using the Dass21 questionnaire and the rate of performance based on the clinical assessment score. The stress level was assessed by a researcher using a questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 24 and analyzed by ANOVA, Chi-square, Spearman correlation coefficient and T-test. This research was conducted on 122 third, fourth, fifth and sixth year students of Bandar Abbas dental school in the academic year 1395-1396. The total number of questionnaires was 100 of which 48 were male and 52 were female. This study showed that there is a significant relationship between the degree of student's education and stress (P = 0.005) and between gender and stress (P <0.001) and between university entrance and stress (P = 0.003). The highest score of practical lessons in the pathology department was obtained with a mean of 17.04 ± 2.42 and the lowest score was achieved with a mean score of 14.4 ± 1.7. Endodontic courses with the mean of 2.16 ± 0.69 out of 4 scores had the highest stress levels. After that the lessons of restoration and prosthesis were in lower ranks and the least stress belonged to community dentistry, pathology and radiology courses respectively. These factors lead to more stress: Completion and high requirements require the greatest amount of stress in periods of periodontics, regeneration, pediatrics and endodontics. Dissatisfaction with clinical evaluation is in the second rank of stress factors in surgical and endodontic courses. Validation of taste sometimes seen in some practical lessons is very anxious and sometimes confronts students with a lot of psychological problems.


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