Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 8

Perceived Causes of Stress Among Clinical Year Dental Students of Manipal University College Malaysia

Melwin Mathew1*, Vijendra Pal Singh2, Pevanjit Kaur3, Shobana Durasingam4, Wong Yi Pei5 and Deppak Singh Sidhu6

1Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Manipal University College Malaysia
2Professor in Periodontics, Trudent Dental Clinic, Lucknow, India
3Pegawai Pergigian UG41, Klinik Pergigian Kuala Sungai Baru, Malaysia
4Pegawai Pergigian UG41, Klinik Pergigian Tengkera, Malaysia
5Pegawai Pergigian UG41, Klinik Pergigian Tampoi, Malaysia
6Pegawai Pergigian UG41, Klinik Pergigian Simpang Durian, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Melwin Mathew, Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Manipal University College Malaysia.

Received: July 10, 2023; Published: July 28, 2023


A cross-sectional study was done to determine the potential sources of stress in clinical year dental students of Manipal University College Malaysia; institutional ethical approval was obtained for the study. 203 students filled Dental Environmental Stress (DES) questionnaires and the data was statistically analysed using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann Whitney U-test. Results showed higher stress in females; and academic performance (mean =< 0.001), personal issues (mean = 0.047) and learning clinical skills (mean = 0.008) were the top sources of stress among the students.

Keywords:Stress; Dental; Students; Clinical Year; Malaysia


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Citation: Melwin Mathew., et al. “Perceived Causes of Stress Among Clinical Year Dental Students of Manipal University College Malaysia". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.8 (2023): 101-106.


Copyright: © 2023 Melwin Mathew., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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