YHU Scientific Journal, Vol 9, p. 9-15, 2023
STRESS AND ANXIETY IN MEDICAL STUDENTS: A CROSS- SECTIONAL STUDY AT YEREVAN HAYBUSAK UNIVERSITY
Jefrin Johny, Tigran Petrosyan
Submitted, 18.05.2023, accepted 24.07.2023
Abstract։ Dealing with these challenges can make the aspect of pursuing and
completing a medical education, a very stressful and anxious one. This study aims to identify the prevalence of stress and anxiety among medical students and to determine the likely factors that contribute to exam anxiety among the population. All students who took part in the survey were students of the general medicine department at Yerevan Haybusak University, Armenia. The experiment was conducted by using the STABS questionnaire and then considering variables such as age, gender, year of medical education, and nationality. As per the STABS criteria, students who scored 160 and above, have test anxiety that affects their academic performance and their emotional well-being. The results from the survey showed that out of 103 participants, 21 survey takers (20.3%) fit this criterion and hence do indeed struggle with test anxiety.
Keywords: test anxiety, stress, medical students, survey, Armenia