Depressive Symptoms Among Medical Students
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03891836|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 27, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 27, 2019
|Condition or disease|
Depressive symptoms are higher among women and its prevalence among university students was reported to be higher than the general population .There are various risk factors of depressive symptoms among university students, lower socioeconomic status, poor academic performance, overweight, life stressors, family history of psychiatric disorders, sleeping problems, and exposure to patients' suffering. Several studies were conducted among medical students in different Egyptian Universities to detect prevalence of depressive symptoms which were 42.9% in Al-Azhar Uni-versity, Cairo, 60.8% in Fayoum University, 59.2% in Mansoura University and 57.9% in Alexandria University.
A sense of control means having a feeling of autonomy, of choosing how you spend your time, of doing your own work in your own way, which is a key component of happiness. Depressive symptoms more common in those who feel there is little they can do to change important things in their lives.
Medical education is considered stressful. Medical students have psychological and academic stressors during their revolution from insecure students to young knowledgeable physicians, which were determined to be associated with depressive symptoms and decrease the quality of life and academic achievements.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||742 participants|
|Official Title:||Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms Among Assiut University Medical Students|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2020|
All students from the chosen classes in each study year will be invited to complete self-administered questionnaire
- prevalence of depressive symptoms among medical students by patient health questionnaire-9 [ Time Frame: one year ]it is a scale used to diagnose major depressive disorder or other depressive disorder, each question in the scale take score from 0 to 3 summation of these scores detect degree of severity which is (1-4) minimal depression, (5-9) mild depression, (10-14) moderate depression, (15-19) moderately severe depression and (20-27) severe depression. It includes questions about: Lack of interest, depressed mood, sleeping difficulties, tiredness, appetite problems, negative feelings about self, concentration problems, psychomotor agitation/retardation and Suicidal ideation
- social class of the student by family affluence sale III (FAS-III) [ Time Frame: one year ]FAS consists of 6 items. The responses to the items are given as specific values and calculated as an aggregated FAS index ranging from 0 to 13. The more index of FAS-III the higher is social class of the student. It consists of questions about: motor vehicle, bedroom, computers, bathrooms, dishwasher and holidays.
- sense of control by MIDI scale [ Time Frame: one year ]
A sense of control means having a feeling of autonomy, of choosing how you spend your time, of doing your own work in your own way, which is a key component of happiness. Depressive symptoms more common in those who feel there is little they can do to change important things in their lives. This scale is a self-report measure of sense of control of 12 items. It measures sense of control in 2 categories:
Perceived Constraints and Personal Mastery. The scores of 12 items will be averaged to create a composite measure. Higher scores indicated higher sense of control.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03891836
|Contact: Randa Shams-Eldin, Professor||01066211997 ext 002||Randashams@yahoo.com|
|Contact: Heba Mohammed, Lecturer||010004574523 ext 002||Dr.email@example.com|
|Assiut, Egypt, 71111|
|Principal Investigator:||Sara Gayed||Assiut University|