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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 30-38

A questionnaire survey on stress, its sources and physical and psychological effects amongst the students of D.Y Patil Dental College and Hospital Pimpri, Pune - A Questionnaire Survey

Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, D.Y.Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pimpri, Pune - 18, India

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The aim of this study was to determine the perceived sources of stress related to particular year of study and its physical and psychological effects amongst the students and interns in D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune. A questionnaire survey was conducted amongst 377 dental students. The main sources of stress were found to be financial resources for educational fees, instruments and materials, fear of instruments and books being stolen, studying seven vast subjects at a time, getting an ideal case for university clinical exam and to be financially dependent even after attaining 22 years of age. The study also showed that final year students had overall more stress. In gender comparison females suffered from moderate perception of stress. According to career choice decision, students forced by parents had moderate perception of stress. Moderate perception of stress was seen with 4th year students compared to first three years and interns.

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