Table 2

Changes in Perceived Medical School Stress (PMSS) and Symptom Check list (SCL-5) score over the period

Self-development group (n = 47)

Discussion group (n = 39)

Control group (PMSS n = 93, SCL-5 n = 94)


T1

T2

T1

T2

T1

T2


PMSS

21.72

(19.46, 23.99)

19.72*

(17.43, 22.02)

19.21

(17,12, 21.29)

18.03

(15.93, 20.12)

19.25

(17.90, 20.61)

19.94

(18.48, 21.39)


Change in PMSS score

-2.00

(-1.18, -0.25)

-1.18

(-3.00, 0.65)

-0.68

(-0.28, 1.63)


SCL-5

0.79

(0.62, 0.96)

0.81

(0.61, 1.02)

0.76

(0.50, 1.03)

0.62

(0.40, 0.83)

0.74

(0.58, 0.89)

0.77

(0.64, 0.92)


Change in SCL-5 score

0.03

(-0.19, 0.24)

-0.15

(-0.36, 0.06)

0.04

(-0.07, 0.16)


* Changes were significant in paired samples t-tests. P < 0.05. Mean sum scores and mean change scores for Perceived Medical School Stress (PMSS) n = 179, and mean item score and mean change scores for Symptom Check list (SCL-5), n = 180, for students responding at both T1 and T2. The 95% confidence interval for the mean and difference is given in parentheses.

Holm et al. BMC Medical Education 2010 10:23   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-23

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