Depressive symptomatology and alcohol-related problems during the academic training of medical students

Translated title of the contribution: Depressive symptomatology and alcohol-related problems during the academic training of medical students

Rubén Valle, Elard Sánchez, Alberto Perales

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Abstract

In order to evaluate the frequency of depressive symptomatology (DS) and alcohol-related problems (ARP) during the academic training of medical students from Universidad National Mayor de San Marcos, a cross-sectional study was conducted among students from first to sixth year of career. The Zung Self-Rating depression scale was used to evaluate DS and the CAGE questionnaire to evaluate ARP. 23.3% of participants had DS, and 7.3% had ARP. We found that the frequency of DS and ARP was higher among students in the first years of career. We recommend it is necessary to take action in the prevention and detection of these disorders from the first years of training of medical students.

Translated title of the contributionDepressive symptomatology and alcohol-related problems during the academic training of medical students
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohol drinking
  • Alcohol-related disorders
  • Depression
  • Depressive disorder
  • Medical
  • Medical education
  • Students
  • Undergraduate

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