Mental Health of Dental Students and Dentists

Authors

  • Raghavasree Gopu Dental student

Keywords:

Anxiety, stress, dental students, dental practitioners, psychological well being

Abstract

Objective

Dental students and dentists are prone to poor psychological disorders. A study was conducted to known the levels of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) to identify the high risk groups and to know the association between academic and psychological well-being.

Methods

In this cross sectional study a total of dental students and dentists of both clinical and non-clinical departments were recruited to assess their psychological levels. Out of the number of participants the numbers of responses were 133 out of 145 participants. This makes up the 91% of response rate. The participants were surveyed through online questionnaires.

Results

The different levels of stress, anxiety and depression were identified in following percentages-.Based on the gender it showed two different results in both male students-and female students. In order to cope with the stress the students engaged in various activities such as reading, writing, sports, television and social networking ect 

Conclusion

A large number of dental students and dental practitioners reported psychological problems related to clinical work, exams and the fear of being contaminated by diseases. Qualitative investigations were conducted in a tailor made supportive strategies.

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Published

2021-10-04

How to Cite

Gopu, R. (2021). Mental Health of Dental Students and Dentists. Social Innovations Journal, 9. Retrieved from https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/940

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Section

Global Health Equity and Access