Quality of life of medicine students and the difficulty of conciliation of clerkship and studies

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Caroline Meyer
Diego Grasel Barbosa
Rubian Diego Andrade
Geraldo Jose Ferrari Junior
Manoel Gomes Filho Neto
Adriana Coutinho Guimarães
Érico Pereira Gomes Felden

Abstract

Introduction: The final years of the undergraduate medical course are surrounded by the gradual increase of responsibilities accumulated during the course, which can often overwhelm students by modifying their quality of life. Objective: To analyze the quality of life profile of graduates of the medical course and their association with the difficulty in conciliate clerkship and studies. Methods: The sample consisted of 302 students, with a mean age of 25.4 years. Were investigated the quality of life through the WHOQOL-bref, sociodemographic information and characteristics of clerkship. Results: The general quality of life (63.52) and the domains Psychological (73.17) and Physical (73.19) were the indicators more negative perception by students. In the sample, 29.1% reported neutral or negative perception of quality of life. The physical (p=0.004), psychological (p=0.008) and environment (p=0.026) were predictive power of 15.8% of the overall quality of life. In addition, it was found that the students who had difficulties in conciliate the clerkship and the study had a lower general quality of life (p=0.026) and physical quality (p=0.010). Conclusion: The worst indicators of quality of life were the Psychological, Physical and general quality of life domains. A portion of the sample reported a neutral or negative perception of their quality of life. Students with difficulty to conciliate clerkship and studies show more negative perception in the physical
domain and general quality of life.

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Meyer, C., Barbosa, D. G., Andrade, R. D., Ferrari Junior, G. J., Gomes Filho Neto, M., Guimarães, A. C., & Felden, Érico P. G. (2019). Quality of life of medicine students and the difficulty of conciliation of clerkship and studies. ABCS Health Sciences, 44(2). https://doi.org/10.7322/abcshs.v44i2.1169
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Caroline Meyer, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Florianópolis (SC)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano

Diego Grasel Barbosa, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Florianópolis (SC)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano

Rubian Diego Andrade, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Florianópolis (SC)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano

Geraldo Jose Ferrari Junior, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Florianópolis (SC)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano

Manoel Gomes Filho Neto, Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL) – Maceió (AL)

Departamento de Medicina Social, Centro de Ciências da Saúde

Adriana Coutinho Guimarães, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Florianópolis (SC)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano

Érico Pereira Gomes Felden, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Florianópolis (SC)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano

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