Breakup among Medical Students: Aftermath and Resumption

Authors

  • Jahnvi Wadhawan1 , Pragya Srivastava1 , Pranjal Agrawal 1, Prachi Jindal 1 , Divyansh Singh 1, Saurabh Sharma2 , Sartaj Ahmed3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11128

Keywords:

Relationship breakup, Medical students, stress

Abstract

Breakup is a metaphor for intense emotional and most distressing events in which one feels at experiencing
great & deep longing. The person is broken into pieces, reaches rock bottom & may go in the very depressed
state of life. To overcome this feeling, one may indulge in positive or negative activities. A person may have
the extreme emotional energy, be it jealousy, depression, insecurity, stress, or anxiety, which needs to come
out. This study was done with objectives of assessing the frequency and pattern of a breakup , change in
Physical, Mental, Social & Spiritual Health concerning breakup and compare the change in productivity
immediately after a breakup and 8 weeks (2months) after breakup.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study done among 378 MBBS students in a medical
college of North India. A pre structured, pretested, pre-validated, and close-ended questionnaire was used
in the study
Results: In our study, 104(27.5%) of medical students experienced a breakup in their life. Among 104(27.5%)
who experienced a breakup, 52(50%) were males and 52(50%) were females. Various emotional experiences
of students during the breakup were being depressed, stressed, sense of relief, and neutral. Spiritual practice
was found to be effective in overcoming the emotional stress of breakup and increased post-breakup
productivity. Indulgence in hobbies and health care activities were commonest activities done just after a
breakup to overcome it.
Conclusion: Breakups are common among medical students, spiritual orientation and involvement in
hobbies help students to overcome breakup stress and increase their productivity hence in medical education
there should be a special place for spiritual orientation

Author Biography

Jahnvi Wadhawan1 , Pragya Srivastava1 , Pranjal Agrawal 1, Prachi Jindal 1 , Divyansh Singh 1, Saurabh Sharma2 , Sartaj Ahmed3

1
Undergraduate Student, Final Professional Part I, 2Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine,
Subharti Medical College, Meerut, 7
Associate Professor( Medical Sociology), Department of Community Medicine,
Subharti Medical College, Meerut

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Jahnvi Wadhawan1 , Pragya Srivastava1 , Pranjal Agrawal 1, Prachi Jindal 1 , Divyansh Singh 1, Saurabh Sharma2 , Sartaj Ahmed3. (2020). Breakup among Medical Students: Aftermath and Resumption. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 127-133. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11128

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