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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 955-958


Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students

Sajid Mehmood Alvi, Syeda Ayat-e-Zainab Ali, Daniyal Shabbir Ansari, Bushra Hassan, Nazia Iqbal.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems like depression, anxiety and stress with gender differences among medical students.
Methodology: This cross sectional-purposive sampling based study was conducted upon medical students of Wah Medical College from May 2019 to January 2020. A known, self-rated instrument World Health Organization quality of life and Depression, anxiety, stress (DASS) scale was used. Pearson correlation, linear regression analysis and independent sample t-test through SPSS version 21.
Results: Out of 200 respondents, 88(44%) were female and 112(56%) were male with the 18-25 age range (mean 21.5±2.4). Quality of life depicted a significant inverse relationship with depression, anxiety and stress. Non-significant gender differences revealed on WHO quality of life, depression and anxiety scale while significant gender difference on stress scale.
Conclusion: Quality of life acts as an important determinant of medical student’s well-being and plays significant role in the preservation of internalizing psychological problems.

Key words: Quality of life, depression, anxiety.


 
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Alvi SM, Ali SA, Ansari DS, Hassan B, Iqbal N. Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 955-958.


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Alvi SM, Ali SA, Ansari DS, Hassan B, Iqbal N. Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 955-958.



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Alvi, S. M., Ali, . S. A., Ansari, . D. S., Hassan, . B. & Iqbal, . N. (2020) Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students. RMJ, 45 (4), 955-958.



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Alvi, Sajid Mehmood, Syeda Ayat-e-Zainab Ali, Daniyal Shabbir Ansari, Bushra Hassan, and Nazia Iqbal. 2020. Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 955-958.



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Alvi, Sajid Mehmood, Syeda Ayat-e-Zainab Ali, Daniyal Shabbir Ansari, Bushra Hassan, and Nazia Iqbal. "Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 955-958.



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Alvi, Sajid Mehmood, Syeda Ayat-e-Zainab Ali, Daniyal Shabbir Ansari, Bushra Hassan, and Nazia Iqbal. "Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 955-958. Print.



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Alvi, S. M., Ali, . S. A., Ansari, . D. S., Hassan, . B. & Iqbal, . N. (2020) Role of quality of life in internalizing psychological problems in medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 955-958.








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