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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

Print version ISSN 1817-7433On-line version ISSN 2220-2234


BARRIOS, Iván  and  TORALES, Julio.   Self-perceived mental health and quality of life in medical students of Paraguay.. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.1, pp.5-10. ISSN 1817-7433.

Abstract The objective of this research was to study self-perceived mental health as a factor that could influence in students' self-perceived quality of life. It was an analytical study of prevalence, which involved 103 medical students of the National University of Asuncion. The Goldberg's Health Questionnaire was used for the perception of mental health and to assess the self-perceived quality of life it was used the Spanish version of the Short Form 36 Health Survey. It was found statistically significant difference between sex and "bodily pain" domain. Age was significantly correlated with "Vitality" (r = -0.2; p = 0.037), "emotional activity" (r = -0.2; p = 0.34) and "mental health" (r = -0.2; p = 0.12) domains. In 28.2% of participants, the presence of psychopathology was found; being these who had a worse perception of their quality of life. These data drives to review strategies for prevention and health promotion of students.

Keywords : Mental health; Quality of life; Medical students.

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