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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 951-954


Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors

Maqbool Ahmad Khan, Iram Mansoor Niazi, Khadijah Tul Kubra, Sadia Zahid.

Abstract
Objective: To explore the predictive relationship of stressors with the suicidal ideation and behaviors in medical students.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 400 medical students was selected by simple random sampling from different medical colleges of Lahore. A reliable and valid indigenous scale “Perceived Stress Scale for Medical Students (PSSMS) “was used for evaluation of stressors and “Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire Revised (SBQ-R) was administered for measurement of suicidal behaviors.
Results: We found that medical students’ life is full of stressors. The regression Analysis showed that PSSMS total score and its subscales of social stressors, mistrust, academic stressors and burnout showed very high level of significance (p<0.001) with the suicidal behavior among students in medical colleges of Lahore, Pakistan.
Conclusion: The total score of PSSMS significantly predicted about suicidal behaviors in medical students. A highly significant predictable relationship was evident in all sub scales of social stressors, mistrust, academic stressors and burnout.

Key words: Suicidal behaviors, stressors, medical students.


 
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Khan MA, Niazi IM, Kubra KT, Zahid S. Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 951-954.


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Khan MA, Niazi IM, Kubra KT, Zahid S. Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=77678 [Access: December 18, 2020].


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Khan MA, Niazi IM, Kubra KT, Zahid S. Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 951-954.



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Khan MA, Niazi IM, Kubra KT, Zahid S. Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 951-954.



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Khan, M. A., Niazi, . I. M., Kubra, . K. T. & Zahid, . S. (2020) Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. RMJ, 45 (4), 951-954.



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Khan, Maqbool Ahmad, Iram Mansoor Niazi, Khadijah Tul Kubra, and Sadia Zahid. 2020. Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 951-954.



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Khan, Maqbool Ahmad, Iram Mansoor Niazi, Khadijah Tul Kubra, and Sadia Zahid. "Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 951-954.



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Khan, Maqbool Ahmad, Iram Mansoor Niazi, Khadijah Tul Kubra, and Sadia Zahid. "Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 951-954. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Khan, M. A., Niazi, . I. M., Kubra, . K. T. & Zahid, . S. (2020) Gloomy faces behind the white coats: perceived stressors by medical students and suicidal behaviors. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 951-954.








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