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Health status of the clinical dental students in the jordanian universities.

Badran D, Duaibis R, Al-Ali M, Oweis T, Amin W - J Clin Med Res (2009)

Bottom Line: The results indicated that the dental students of the Jordan University of Science and Technology were of better health than their counterparts at the University of Jordan.The physical and more significantly the mental health components of dental students should receive more attention, and further work is needed to detect the possible causes and find potent remedies for this problem.Health survey; Clinical students; Physical functioning; Mental health; Social functioning.

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Affiliation: Center for Educational Development, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dental students are subjected to many stresses that may affect their achievement. The purpose of this study is to assess the mental and physical health of dental students in two Jordanian Universities.

Methods: A total of 265 dental students and 228 non-dental students from two Jordanian Universities participated in the study. They completed the survey questionnaire and their responses were used in calculating the 0-100 scores for the eight health concepts by linear transformations of scores. The ANOVA test was used to determine the significant differences among the student groups, and Tukey test was used for multiple comparisons among groups. All tests were carried out at 95% confidence level.

Results: The results indicated that the dental students of the Jordan University of Science and Technology were of better health than their counterparts at the University of Jordan. The health scores attained by the dental students of the two universities were less than those of non-dental students of the same age.

Conclusions: The physical and more significantly the mental health components of dental students should receive more attention, and further work is needed to detect the possible causes and find potent remedies for this problem.

Keywords: Health survey; Clinical students; Physical functioning; Mental health; Social functioning.

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A Histogram comparing the scores of the eight health scales among the Dental student groups in the UJ and JUST, and between them and the scores of the non-dental student groups in the two universities. PF, Physical Functioning; RP, Role Physical; BP, Bodily Pain; GH, General Health; VT, Vitality; SF, Social Functioning; RE, Role Emotional; MH, Mental Health
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Figure 1: A Histogram comparing the scores of the eight health scales among the Dental student groups in the UJ and JUST, and between them and the scores of the non-dental student groups in the two universities. PF, Physical Functioning; RP, Role Physical; BP, Bodily Pain; GH, General Health; VT, Vitality; SF, Social Functioning; RE, Role Emotional; MH, Mental Health

Mentions: Mean values for the eight health scales for each student group were presented in Table 1. ANOVA test revealed that significant differences existed among different groups (Table 2). Tukey test, however, showed no significant differences between the 4th and 5th year students of the same university in all of the eight health scales (Table 2, Fig.1). The students of the 4th and 5th year of each dental school were, therefore, clustered together and considered as one group for reasons of comparisons with the various other groups. Significant differences were found between dental student groups of the two universities in seven of the eight health scales (Table 2, Fig.1).


Health status of the clinical dental students in the jordanian universities.

Badran D, Duaibis R, Al-Ali M, Oweis T, Amin W - J Clin Med Res (2009)

A Histogram comparing the scores of the eight health scales among the Dental student groups in the UJ and JUST, and between them and the scores of the non-dental student groups in the two universities. PF, Physical Functioning; RP, Role Physical; BP, Bodily Pain; GH, General Health; VT, Vitality; SF, Social Functioning; RE, Role Emotional; MH, Mental Health
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Figure 1: A Histogram comparing the scores of the eight health scales among the Dental student groups in the UJ and JUST, and between them and the scores of the non-dental student groups in the two universities. PF, Physical Functioning; RP, Role Physical; BP, Bodily Pain; GH, General Health; VT, Vitality; SF, Social Functioning; RE, Role Emotional; MH, Mental Health
Mentions: Mean values for the eight health scales for each student group were presented in Table 1. ANOVA test revealed that significant differences existed among different groups (Table 2). Tukey test, however, showed no significant differences between the 4th and 5th year students of the same university in all of the eight health scales (Table 2, Fig.1). The students of the 4th and 5th year of each dental school were, therefore, clustered together and considered as one group for reasons of comparisons with the various other groups. Significant differences were found between dental student groups of the two universities in seven of the eight health scales (Table 2, Fig.1).

Bottom Line: The results indicated that the dental students of the Jordan University of Science and Technology were of better health than their counterparts at the University of Jordan.The physical and more significantly the mental health components of dental students should receive more attention, and further work is needed to detect the possible causes and find potent remedies for this problem.Health survey; Clinical students; Physical functioning; Mental health; Social functioning.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Educational Development, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dental students are subjected to many stresses that may affect their achievement. The purpose of this study is to assess the mental and physical health of dental students in two Jordanian Universities.

Methods: A total of 265 dental students and 228 non-dental students from two Jordanian Universities participated in the study. They completed the survey questionnaire and their responses were used in calculating the 0-100 scores for the eight health concepts by linear transformations of scores. The ANOVA test was used to determine the significant differences among the student groups, and Tukey test was used for multiple comparisons among groups. All tests were carried out at 95% confidence level.

Results: The results indicated that the dental students of the Jordan University of Science and Technology were of better health than their counterparts at the University of Jordan. The health scores attained by the dental students of the two universities were less than those of non-dental students of the same age.

Conclusions: The physical and more significantly the mental health components of dental students should receive more attention, and further work is needed to detect the possible causes and find potent remedies for this problem.

Keywords: Health survey; Clinical students; Physical functioning; Mental health; Social functioning.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus