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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 171-174

Psychological pain as predictor of impulse control among BAMS new entrants: A correlation study

1 Students' Guidance Clinic, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Mental Health Nursing, SRMM College of Nursing, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Mrs. Rupali Dhananjay Sarode
JNMC, Sawangi (M), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_26_19

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Background: Emotional discomfort in health professional students many times results in mental health-related problem in the future. First-year students face emotionally stormy transitional phase which leads to more psychological pain. Impulse control (patience) is considered as an absolute virtue of health professionals. Health professional students are expected to possess good impulse control for they come across varied natured people with diverse health problems in different stages of severity. Objectives:(1) The primary objective of this study is to identify the relationship between psychological pain and impulse control among new entrants studying in BAMS course. Research Design: This was correlation study. Population: First-year students both male and female from 1st year BAMS course. Sample Size: 100, (50 males and 50 females). Setting: Ayurveda Science Colleges in Nagpur and Wardha districts. Materials and Methods: Orbach Mikulincer Mental Pain Scale and Impulse control scale by Shrivastava and Naydoo. Results: Psychological pain and impulse control among male new entrants show a strong negative nonsignificant correlation (r = −0.475, P > 0.05), and for females, the correlation is statistically significant weak-positive (r = 0.181, P < 0.05). Together male and female new entrants have a negative statistically significant correlation (r = −0.363, P < 0.05). Conclusion: The findings suggest that higher the psychological pain, lower is the impulse control for both male and female new entrants of Ayurveda Science discipline. Male students show the greater magnitude of negative relation as compared to that of female students.

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