Title

The relationship between the changes in BMI, workload,and stress levels among medical students in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute for A.Y. 2016-2017

Date of Completion

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Body Mass Index, Occupational Stress, Work Load, Medical Students

Abstract

The type of study conducted was analytic, observational, cross-sectional study. Stratified random sampling was utilized first to divide the medical students into different groups or stratas based on their year level (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year). After which, computerized simple random sampling was done to randomly choose the names of those that were included in the study in each year level. The methods utilized were the perceived stress scale questionnaire, Borg rating of perceived exertation scale, and the medical records of the students. Data was analysed using frequency, percentage, and mean. This study concluded that there was no significant relationship between the changes in BMI and workload, as well as between the changes in BMI and stress among medical students in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute for A.Y. 2016-2017.

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