Gender Difference in Psychosocial Perspective of Students Entering Professional College Ã¢ÂÂ A Cross Sectional Study on Medical Students.
Prasad BK* and Sindhuja A
Department of Physiology, SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere–577005, Karnataka, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Prasad BK
Department of Physiology
SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Davangere–577005, Karnataka, India.
Received: 02 February 2014 Accepted: 28 February 2014
The aim of the present study was to examine whether there is a gender based difference in exposure to socio-economic, lifestyle & psychosocial aspects and their role in fostering health inequalities. Overall the results obtained in the current study support the notion that there is difference in psychosocial aspects among the two groups though not statistically significant for stress, anxiety and depression (p>0.05). However sleep parameters were more affected in male than the female population. These results can be used as a subjective measure to assess stress related problems. This plays a major role towards our understanding of gender differences and the need for health care planners to consider varied effects of psychosocial aspects in designing and implementing health policies.