Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/11
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Socio-Demographics Factors and Stress Levels among Undergraduate Medical Students in Kazakhstan
Contribution Type Corresponding
Journal Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume, Issue, Page 6(6),pp.346-351
Author and coauthor Aizhan Raushanova, Serik Meirmanov, Botagoz Turdalieva, Aimbetova Gulshara,Gaukhar Myssayeva, and Ayan Myssayev
Details Medical students are highly exposed to social, emotional and physical stress conditions that can affect the ability to learn and the health condition. High stress levels might be resulted from stress-associated factors(SAF). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between socio-demographic factors (age, year of education, gender, location of graduated high school) and SAF (financial constraints, marital status, having children, accommodation) and stress levels among undergraduate medical students in Kazakhstan. Data of SAF were collected by self-administered questionnaire of 676 participants. Stress levels due to life events wereevaluated by Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) and divided by three stress level groups: low (0 -149), medium (150-299) and high (300 and more). Mean of SRRS score was 276.1. The proportions of medium and high level group were more than 76 % (n=514). Results indicate that SAF factors such as gender (p=0.002), financial constraints (p=0.016), marital status (p=0.017) and accommodation (p<0.001) were highly correlated with the stress level. Socio-demographic factors might be a factor for high level of stress among undergraduate medical students in Kazakhstan. Medical students are highly exposed to high and medium stress levels.
ISSN 0975-8585