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Psychological well-being among dental undergraduate students in Malaysia

Al-Ani, Ali Sabri Radeef and Faisal, Ghasak Ghazi (2018) Psychological well-being among dental undergraduate students in Malaysia. In: 13th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (CCAP2018)., 6th-8th August 2018, Kuching, Sarawak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Dental students are subjected to different levels of stressors during various stages of their study and these stressors may affect their psychological well-being leading to serious psychological distress that may hinder their academic performance. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of psychological distress among dental undergraduate students. Methods: A sample of 257 dental students from International Islamic University Malaysia participated in this study. The psychological distress was assessed using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). A binary scoring method was used to evaluate responses (i.e. 0-0-1-1). The rate was compared between clinical and preclinical phases of the academic program. Results: The overall prevalence of psychological distress among dental students was found to be 40.1%. Although the rate was higher among female students and in the clinical phase but it was only statistically significant among the female students. Conclusions: Psychological distress is high among dental students which may predispose them to emotional disturbances and academic decline.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 6563/67182
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychological well-being, dental, undergraduate students, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Sabri Radeef Al-Ani
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 09:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67182

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