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Assessments of Self -Esteem and Stress among Babylon Medical College students

Authors: Ali Emad --- Hadeel Fadhil Farhood --- Sijal Fadhil F. --- Ameer Kadhem --- et al.
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2017 Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Pages: 2747-2755
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء

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background: medical students experience a high level of stress during their undergraduate course. High level of stress may have a negative effect on cognitive functioning and learning of students in the medical school.The objectives: to assess stress, self-esteem among medical students and some factors effect on them and the effect of stress on self -esteem.Material and method: (185) undergraduate students of medical college Babylon university that were selected randomly. A written questionnaire about some socio-demographic information, assess the stress and the self -esteem. Weight and height of the participant students was also taken.Results: (49%) of participants have normal Self-esteem and (57%) of participants have medium stresses and low level of high stress (14.8%) with no significant associations of stress with participant gender , study level and residence and with body mass index with increase in frequency of high stress in underweight students. There was significant association of Self-Esteem Scale with study level, delay in academic years and using computer and reduce level of self-esteem with increased level of stressConclusion: about half of students reported normal self -esteem with medium stress and low level of high stress during period of examination and reduce level of self-esteem with increased level of stress.


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Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and C among Blood Donors in Babylon Governorate-Iraq

Authors: Amer W. F. Al – Juboury Hattem A.L.M. Salih --- Mohammed K. AL- ASSADI --- Ashraf M. Ali
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2010 Volume: 7 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 121-129
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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A cross-sectional study of 23336 blood donors in Babylon Governorate – Iraq was done during the period from February 2007 to February 2008 . The study revealed that 23122 cases were males (99.1 %), while 214 were female ( 0.9 % ) . All the donors has been investigated for HBS Ag (Hepatitis B surface Antigen ) and Anti – Hepatitis C Virus antibodies ( Anti – HCV ab ) ( ELISA test ) .287 of the total sample ( 1.2 % ) found to be seropositive for either HBs Ag and Anti – HCV ab (274 were males 95.5 % and 13 were females ( 4.5 % ) . The number of HBs Ag seropositive cases were 171 (59.6 %) while the number of seropositive of Anti – HCV ab were 116 (40.4 %). The seroprevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection among male donors was (0.7 % ) and for female donors was ( 4.7 %) , while the seroprevalence of HCV infection among male donors was (0.5 %) and for female donors was ( 1.4%) . The overall seroprevalence of HBs Ag among blood donors in Babylon governorate is ( 0.7 %) and for Anti – HCV ab is ( 0.5 %) and these results are parallel or relatively low if they were compared with some other Iraqi Governorates and some other countries .

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