Objective: To compare awareness about concept of social wellness in male and female first year medical students. Methods: It was a cross sectional, questionnaire based study conducted from February till December 2010. Responses on aspects of social wellness were rated never, sometimes, mostly and always from lowest to highest (1- 4); evaluated as frequency, proportion and percentages by PASW (Predictive analysis software) version 18. Chi square test was applied for comparison of social wellness in both genders; results to be declared significant with p value <0.05. Results: Overall score for social well being of females (20.24±4.50) was higher than male medical students (18.66±4.76; p<0.0001). Majority of the female respondents believed that they exhibit fairness and justice in public dealing (p<0.004), had a good network of close friends and family (p<0.001), were prompt at helping batch fellows (p <0.004), participated in group discussions (p <0.004), followed dynamics of communication (p<0.05) and were better at solving problems (p<0.01) as compared to the male respondents. Conclusion: The scores highlighted a better interaction of females with the social environment.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
- Medical education
- Social wellness