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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 202-205


Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students

Sabiha Dar, Shazia Hasan, Lubna Kanwal Dar.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the relationship between psychosocial factors (depression, anxiety, stress and social support) and suicidal ideation in medical students.
Methodology: This correlational study included 100 medical students with age range between 18-25 years. Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) and Interpersonal Support Evaluation List were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis as well as hierarchal multiple regression analysis and inter-correlation were conducted to analyze results.
Results: Pearson product-moment correlation revealed significant positive relationship between depression and suicidal ideation (r=0.35, p<0.001), anxiety and suicidal ideation (r=0.43, p< 0.001) and stress and suicidal ideation (r=0.42, p<0.001). Psychiatric problem in life (β = .29, p <0.01) and stress (β = .65, p<0.05) were statistically significant predictor of suicidal ideation.
Conclusion: This study has shown association between psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. Role of psychosocial factors on suicidal ideation imply training needs of medical students, which can help to reduce their depression, anxiety and stress level in order to reduce the thinking about death.

Key words: Depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, social support, medical students.


 
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Dar S, Hasan S, Dar LK. Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 202-205.


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Dar S, Hasan S, Dar LK. Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=88742 [Access: April 05, 2022].


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Dar S, Hasan S, Dar LK. Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 202-205.



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Dar S, Hasan S, Dar LK. Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 202-205.



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Dar, S., Hasan, . S. & Dar, . L. K. (2022) Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. RMJ, 47 (1), 202-205.



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Dar, Sabiha, Shazia Hasan, and Lubna Kanwal Dar. 2022. Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 202-205.



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Dar, Sabiha, Shazia Hasan, and Lubna Kanwal Dar. "Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 202-205.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dar, Sabiha, Shazia Hasan, and Lubna Kanwal Dar. "Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 202-205. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dar, S., Hasan, . S. & Dar, . L. K. (2022) Psychosocial factors and suicidal ideation in medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 202-205.








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