PERCEIVED LEVEL OF STRESS AMONG ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF HAIL
Background: Health education is very challenging and demands an extensive commitment. Perceived stress (PS) among healthcare students worldwide is a recognized problem
Aims: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the stress levels among under-graduate applied medical college students. Methods and materials: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in which 85 undergraduate allied health sciences (AHS) students at University of Hail participated. Purposive sampling technique was used. Data was collected using a Perceived Stress Scale (PSS).The study was conducted over period of three months. Results: The mean ± SD age of the participants (N=85) were 22.55 ± 1.96 years. No significant difference in perceived stress was observed across gender, department and years of study. Overall perceived level of stress (20.6 ± 5.68) among all students was slightly higher than average. Conclusion: Perceived level of stress among all healthcare students at University of Hail was found slightly higher than average.
Keywords: Healthcare Students, Perceived level of stress, University of Hail, Perceived Stress Scale.
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