Prevalence of Medical Students` Syndrome among College of Medicine Students, Majmaah University, Majmaah, KSA 2020-2021 | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
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Prevalence of Medical Students` Syndrome among College of Medicine Students, Majmaah University, Majmaah, KSA 2020-2021

Author(s): Salah A Abdelrahim*, Ashraf A Deyab, Mohammed Abdul Lateef Junaid, Ahmed Hussain A Asiree, Talal Mohammed A Alonazi, Khalid Fahad K Alotaibi and Abdulrahman Naqaa Almutairi


Background: Medical Students Syndrome (MSS) is described as medical students having health-related concern while studying a specific condition because their symptoms were incorrectly linked to the disease under study. This is a type of acute hypochondriasis that is more prevalent among medical students than among other college students. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of medical students' syndrome among students at College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia, and its relationship to academic achievement, social factors, and the students' year of study. Methods: An institutional-based observational, cross-sectional study was conducted. Students from both the male and female parts of the MBBS program were included in the study. Data was collected using a pre-tested questionnaire. SPSS software version 24 was used to enter and analyze the data. Results: This study included 216 male and female medical students, with male students accounting for 70.4% of the total. The bulk of those who took part were in their third year or higher (66.2%). Only 48.6% of the participants in our survey were aware of medical students' syndrome. However, while reading about an illness, 78.2% of participants reported feeling symptoms or signs of the condition. In comparison to female medical students, we discovered that male medical students have a greater rate of MSS (65.6%). Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of Medical student syndrome among students at college of medicine, Majmaah University. It is highly recommended that students receive counseling and support through a mentorship program.

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