Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia
Print version ISSN 0121-246X
JARAMILLO D, Gonzalo et al. Stress and anxiety triggering devices in dental students of Universidad de Antioquia. Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.1, pp. 49-57. ISSN 0121-246X.
INTRODUCTION: this study recognized those devices generating stress and anxiety originated during the educational practices of dental students. METHODS: qualitative study which used different methods of gathering information such as Zung’s Test, which allows to measure stress or anxiety levels; the non structured interview and the reconstruction of life stories. RESULTS: parting from these, the most important triggering devices of stress or anxiety were revealed, and they were: excessive academic load, working to please the instructor, and fear of accidents of biological risks. CONCLUSION: it was possible to recognize these devices in two daily surroundings of their educational processes: the academic and occupational interactions associated with physical manifestations such as tension, fatigue or pain, fear, anguish, concern, aggressiveness, indifference, and lack of concentration, among others.
Keywords : stress; anxiety; academic stress.