Clinical education stressors in medical trainees in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd



Introduction: Stress is an important factor in the educational
process. Teaching and learning are stressful processes. This
stress can affect one’s ability and change his/her performance.
The purpose of this study was to investigate stressors of clinical
education from the perspective of medical students in Yazd
University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was conducted in Yazd
University of Medical Science during year 2014-2015. The sample
size was 170 medical students who were selected randomly. The
data were collected by a questionnaire including four components:
interpersonal relationship, educational environment, clinical
experience and the unpleasant emotions. A significance level of
0.05 was considered for analysis. The statistical analyses included
descriptive statistics, ANOVA and T-tests, using SPSS software,
version 14.
Results: The results showed that the highest domain score belonged
to interpersonal relationship (3.33±0.3) followed by unpleasant
emotions domain (3.3±0.3). The lowest domain score of clinical
education stressors was educational environment (3.12±0.1). The
results showed that the mean score of interpersonal relationship
domain was more in women than in men (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The relationship between teachers and students is an
effective factor in all dimensions of clinical education stressors.
So proper measures such as the promotion of scientific awareness
of teachers and educational staff about factors that lead to stress
and the best way to communicate with students should be taken to
reduce the students’ stress.

Keywords: Clinical; Education; Stressors; Medical trainees

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