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A cross-sectional examination of psychological distress, positive mental health and their predictors in medical students in their clinical clerkships

van Dijk, Inge; Lucassen, Peter; van Weel, Chris; Speckens, Anne


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medical Education
DOI: 10.1186/s12909-017-1035-8
Access Rights: Open Access


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