Comparative Characteristics of the Prevalence of Autonomic Dysfunction and Depressive
Disorders Among Sexually Active and Inactive Foreign Students of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya
Kucherenko Oksana1* and Chaika Hryhorii2
1Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, №1 of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Ukraine
2Professor, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, №1 of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Ukraine
*Corresponding Author: Kucherenko Oksana, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, №1 of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Ukraine.
August 01, 2022; Published: August 20, 2022
The prevalence of depression among physicians ranks third at 9.6%. In the first place (11.3%) people, whose work is related to the care of people with limited mobility, elderly and sick people, nannies who take care of small children; in second place are catering workers (10.3%) [3,5,7]. The risk of developing depression among scientists, architects and engineers is 4.3%. That is why physicians and other healthcare professionals need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders from the very beginning of their education [1,4,12].
A person who is depressed cannot concentrate, his memory worsens, anxiety grows, self-esteem decreases, suicidal thoughts may appear. This condition significantly impairs the quality of life and perception of the world [2,8,9,18,31].
The purpose of the study was to identify clinical psychopathological features of somatized depressive disorder and autonomic dysfunction among sexually active foreign students compared with students without a sexual debut of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya (NPMMU, V). An anonymous survey of 198 medical foreign students of the 4th year of NPMMU, V has been conducted using a questionnaire that included 25 questions on various aspects of the sexual life of the respondents. The analysis of the obtained results of the study was carried out on the basis of the computer programme “Statistica 6.1” using nonparametric methods to evaluate obtained results. It has been established that among medical students the percentage of dysthymia - 78.78% and autonomic dysfunction - 38.9%.
Keywords: Sexual Life; Sexual Activity; Autonomic Dysfunction; Depressive Disorders; Autonomic Nervous System; Autonomic Dysfunction
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