Document Type

Article

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Objective: To compare awareness about concept of social wellness in male and female first year medical students.

Methods: It was a cross sectional, questionnaire based study conducted from February till December 2010. Responses on aspects of social wellness were rated never, sometimes, mostly and always from lowest to highest (1-4); evaluated as frequency, proportion and percentages by PASW (Predictive analysis software) version 18. Chisquare test was applied for comparison of social wellness in both genders; results to be declared significant with pvalue <0.05.

Results: Overall score for social well being of females (20.24±4.50) was higher than male medical students (18.66±4.76; p<0.0001). Majority of the female respondents believed that they exhibit fairness and justice in public dealing (p<0.004), had a good network of close friends and family (p<0 001), were prompt at helping batch fellows (p <0.004), participated in group discussions (p <0.004), followed dynamics of communication (p<0.05) and were better at solving problems (p<0.01) as compared to the male respondents.

Conclusion: The scores highlighted a better interaction of females with the social environment.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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