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Abstract

Objective: The study aims to applicate of the Beck Depression Inventory - II (BDI-II), Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) on medical students.


Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 61 students of the School of Medicine - Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City from 17th to 20th June, 2021. The survey by self-completed questionnaires through Google Form. The survey questionnaire is made up 2 parts: Part 1 includes 4 questions to collect background information of research participants such as age, gender, school year, major of study; Part 2 includes 60 questions to assess 3 mental health problems: depression (including 21 questions), anxiety disorders (including 20 questions) and sleep disorders (including 19 questions and divided 7 sections).


Results: Our study surveyed 61 students of the School of Medicine - Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, aged from 19 to 25 years old (the average age of the participants recorded was 22.03 + 1.63). About ⅔ of the participants are female, the participants are relatively evenly distributed in all 3 majors currently training at the Faculty of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, including Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology. The results of our study were noted: the BDI-II records the internal reliability coefficient of Cronbach's alpha is 0.86; The SAS records the internal reliability coefficient of Cronbach's alpha is 0.88 and the PSQI records the internal reliability coefficient of Cronbach's alpha is 0.63.


Conclusions: The BDI-II, SAS and PSQI show good reliability and consistency. Recommended for practical use in surveying depression, anxiety disorders and sleep disorders among medical students in Vietnam.



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Issue: Vol 2 No 2 (2021): Under publishing
Page No.: In press
Published: Nov 15, 2021
Section: Original research
DOI: https://doi.org/10.32508/stdjhs.v2i2.490

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Nguyễn, Ân, Nguyen, N., Bui, M., Le, M., Vo, N., Hoang, N., Chung, N., & Nguyen, D. (2021). Application of the Beck Depression Inventory – II, Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale và Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index on student of School of Medicine – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City: a pilot study. Science & Technology Development Journal - Health Sciences, 2(2), In press. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32508/stdjhs.v2i2.490

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