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Jena S.K.,Vss Medical College Burla | Misra A.K.,Vss Medical College Burla | Mohanty A.,Vss Medical College Burla | Acharya M.,Vss Medical College Burla
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2014

Many people suffer from stress in their everyday life, while there is a close relationship between stress and mental health. A stress free medical curriculum is not possible or even desirable because some stress is required for learning. The aim and objective of this study was to find out stress among medical students and to observe the correlation between stress and EEG (Electroencephalogram) changes. 50 students were selected for this study by questionnaire method. Medical Students Stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) was used for assessment of stress. EEG of each student was done. Parameters were compared by Mann-Whitney U Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test and Chi-Square test. Females experience more stress than males. Induced group has more stress than choice group. No significant difference in stress according to curricular year. Significant difference in stress according to socioeconomic status. SWED (Stress With Emotional Disturbance) group shows beta wave while SNED (Stress but No Emotional Disturbance) group shows alpha wave on EEG study. From this study it was confirmed that, some medical students experience stress during their study period.

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