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Author David, M. Anthony ♦ Salman, Syed ♦ Hashmi, Hamid
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Bio Science ♦ Study Evaluate Prevalence Depression ♦ Social Networking Site ♦ Clinical Depression ♦ Data Analysis ♦ Social Networking Website ♦ Evening Type ♦ Cross-sectional Anonymous Questionnaire-based Survey ♦ Morning Type ♦ Depression Status ♦ Usage Pattern ♦ Significant Relation ♦ Wakefulness Pattern ♦ Stress Level ♦ Intermediate Type Personality ♦ First Year Medical Student ♦ Social Interaction ♦ Sleep Wake Pattern ♦ Chi-square Test ♦ Medical Student
Abstract The stress of getting into medicine can contribute to the development of depression in medical students. The use of social networking sites might help students to decrease their stress levels, increase their social interaction which in turn may curb depression. A cross-sectional anonymous questionnaire-based survey was conducted amongst the first year medical students. The depression status. sleep wakefulness patterns and usage pattern of social networking sites were included in the survey. Data analysis was done and significance and correlation determined with the chi-square test. A total of 128 students participated of whom 11.7 % students reported clinical depression. Depression was higher among the females compared to males. Depression was slightly higher, though not significantly so, among users of social networking websites. Overall more than half of the population were intermediate type personalities followed by evening types and morning types. As there were more evening types in users that the non-users there might be some effect of the use of social networking sites on sleep wake pattern but no statistially significant relation could be established.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study