The Stress Level and Related Factors in Students of School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Parviz Amini 1 , Marzieh Karimi Afshar 2 , Molouk Torabi 3 , * , Bahram Jafaree 4

1 Prosthodontis, Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

2 Postgraduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

3 Oral Pathologist, Associate Professor, Kerman Dental and Oral Diseases Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

4 Dentist, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Amini P , Karimi Afshar M , Torabi M , Jafaree B. The Stress Level and Related Factors in Students of School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(4):e60638.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (4); e60638
Published Online: December 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 21, 2017
Accepted: November 16, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Dentistry is a stressful job and dental students are exposed to educational and environmental stresses. The aim of this study was to determine the stress level in dental students.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on students of School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Data were collected by Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21) standard questionnaire and analyzed by linear regression and t-test.

Results: 32.6% of students had moderate and 4.3% had severe stress. There was no significant differences between sex, academic year, mean of scores, and stress level. Married students had more stress (P = 0.037). Students staying with their parents had low stress level (P = 0.047). In 66% of students, the university issues were stressor.

Conclusion: Based on the result of this study, stress level among dental students is fairly high; greater attention to this issue is recommended.

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Stress Dental students Kerman Iran

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