International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Assessment of spiritual health and its relation with perceived stress among medical students. A cross-sectional study

Author(s): Dr. Raghavendra N and Dr. Lokesh KC
Abstract: Background: Lack of attention to the spiritual needs among medical student’s leads to increased stress, decreased hope and spiritual isolation.
Objectives:Toassessthespiritualhealth and its relation with perceived stress among medical students.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students by using self-administered questionnaire. Spiritual health was assessed by using Spiritual Health Assessment Scale (SHAS) and perceived stress was assessed by using Perceived stress scale (PSS).
Results:A total of 430 students were included in the study of which 43.7% were male and 56.5% were females. The prevalence of low, moderate and high stress was 21.67%, 60.98%, 17.35% respectively. The prevalence of good, fair and poor spiritual health was 39.80%, 57.72%, 2.47% respectively.
Conclusion: Majority of the students (60.98%) were having moderate stress and 57.72% were having fair spiritual health. There was significant association between perceived stress and spiritual health among medical students.
Pages: 34-37  |  679 Views  83 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Raghavendra N, Dr. Lokesh KC. Assessment of spiritual health and its relation with perceived stress among medical students. A cross-sectional study. Int J Adv Community Med 2020;3(1):34-37. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1a.113
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine