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

Authors

  • Rubén Valle Facultad de Medicina Humana “San Fernando”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Elard Sánchez Instituto de Ética en Salud, Facultad de Medicina Humana “San Fernando”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. médico psiquiatra.
  • Alberto Perales Instituto de Ética en Salud, Facultad de Medicina Humana “San Fernando”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. médico psiquiatra.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2013.301.157

Keywords:

Depression, Depressive disorder, Alcohol drinking, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Students, medical, Education, undergraduate

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 Nacional 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.

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Published

2014-02-07

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How to Cite

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Valle R, Sánchez E, Perales A. Depressive symptomatology and alcohol-related problems during the academic training of medical students. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 7 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];30(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/157

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