Social Determinants, Psychosocial Function and Mental Health among Medical and Non-Medical students
Background: The medical curriculum is known to be one of the most stressful curriculums all over the world. There have been various reports that suggested that the medical student face multiple symptoms of stress and their psychosocial adjustment is also poor. Objective: To assess the social determinants, psychosocial function and mental health of medical student. Sample: Atotal sample of 200 was included for the study out of which 100 MBBS students of PGIMS, Rohtak and 100 college students from nearby institutions under MDU University. Design: The study was comparative and cross sectional. The students were chosen randomly. Tools: Symptom Check List-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) and Global Adjustment Scale (GAS) were used. Results: The students two tailed "t" test. Chi squared test and Pearson's correlation were applied wherever applicable. Conclusion: The results suggest that medical students were better adjusted, less stressed in comparison with humanities and commerce group of students. The finding of the present study is unique and bit different from the previous studies.
Keywords: Social determinants, Mental Health, Psychosocial, Family.
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