Psychopathology Description in Medical Student Sixth Semester Regular Class Year of Education 2011/2012 Medical College University of Sumatera Utara

Nining Gilang Sari, Harun Thaher Parinduri, Vita Camellia


Psychopathology were oftten found in medical student but sometimes undetected. In teaching and learning process, there are factors that can influence the mental health of medical student for example physical health, academic pressure, financial issues, family issues and even exposure to patient’s misery. The objective of the present study is to investigated the relationship between psychopathology and gender, economic status and students’ academic performance. Participants were 70 medical student who study in medical college University of Sumatera Utara and randomly selected. Psychopathology was measured by using SCL 90. The association between psychopathology with gender, economic status and students’ academic performance were assessed using Chi square test (significant value p < 0.05). Psychopathology were found in 60 percent of the participants and only students’ academic performance were correlated significantly.

Keywords: medical student, psychopathology, SCL 90

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