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The Relationship between the levels of perceived stress and coping strategies of First to Third-year Medical Students at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine 2013.


Maria Samantha Tinsay,
Hannah Dell Bael,
Lara Donnalyn Ceniza,
Katrin Louise Dorado,
Sarah Jean Fernandez,
Venice Lawas,
Eugene Christopher Lim,
Teresa Ky Mansueto,
Elson Elmo Serrano,
Joseph Yap

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College of Medicine - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
February 2014


OBJECTIVE: The study determined the relationship between levels of perceived stress and coping strategies of Level I-III CDUCM Students through the results of the perceived Medical School stress index, Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire and cope inventory 

RESEARCH LOCALE: Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine

RESEARCH SUBJECTS: The total study population was 292 students, of which 52.4% were Level I ( n=153),28.1% were Level II ( n=82), and 19.5% were Level III ( n=57)

RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS: The PMSS and the MSSQ determined stressors. The cope inventory determined coping strategies

METHODOLOGY: After permission was granted by the Dean and Coordinators, schedules were obtained. Introduction and instructions were relayed to respondents. Informed consent forms and questionnaires were distributed to respondents. The data were analyzed to provide means and standard deviations

RESULTS: The scores for all levels were as follows: mean PMSS scores were ≥22 which denoted severe perceived stress; mean MSSQ scores determined moderates stress ( 1.01-2.00); the cope inventory determined that religious coping was frequently used

CONCLUSIONS: There was no statistical relationship between levels of perceived stress and coping strategies; however, when CDUCM Students were faced with stressors, the most utilized coping strategy was prayer

KEYWORD: Perceived stress, stress, Medical School, Medical Student, Stressors, Coping Strategies, coping Mechanism, 



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