Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016


Saroa Sharanjeet, Dr. Vinay Jagga, Dr. Jyoti


The study was carried out to investigate the common academic stressors and musculoskeletal disorders among undergraduate students and common coping strategies used by them. The students were randomly selected from Prem Institute of Medical Sciences, Panipat. Written informed consent was taken from all the students who are willing to participate in the study. Questionnaire comprising of three parts was explained to all the participants. 1) Student Stress Scale, 2) Brief Cope, 3) Nordic Pain Questionnaire. Participants were requested to answer genuinely. The participants were requested to submit the filled questionnaires. Study findings reveal that most of the students experience stress due to academic demands, especially while writing tests and exams. The students were commonly using active coping and acceptance as their coping strategies.61% of students ;0complained of neck pain due to reading for prolonged periods during exams.


Cope, Pain, Stress, Injury.

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