PERCEIVED LEVEL OF STRESS AMONG ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF HAIL

soi: 21-2017/re-trjvol01iss02p35

Authors

  • Junaid Ameen University of Hail Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Sundus Iftikhar Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus
  • Raheela Kanwal Department of Physiotherapy, University of Hail Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Waqas Ahmed Sheikh Tameem International School Taif. Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trj.v1i02.40

Abstract

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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Published

2017-11-29