A cross-sectional examination of psychological distress, positive mental health and their predictors in medical students in their clinical clerkships.
BMC Med Educ 2017 Nov 17;17(1):219. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Background: Medical students can experience the transition from theory to clinical clerkships as stressful. Scientific literature on the mental health of clinical clerkship students is scarce and mental health is usually defined as absence of psychological distress without assessing psychological, emotional and social wellbeing, together called 'positive mental health'. This cross-sectional study examines the prevalence of psychological distress and positive mental health and explores possible predictors in a Dutch sample of clinical clerkship students. Read More