Revista Medica Herediana
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ARIAS CONGRAINS, Jaime. Ways of facing the stress in residents of a Department of Medicine. Rev Med Hered [online]. 1998, vol.9, n.2, pp. 63-68. ISSN 1729-214X.
Objective: To know the strategies that were used for medical residences to affront the stress and some factors that influence in it. Material and Methods: The Carvers inventory for mode of affronting he stress were applies to all of the 49 residents of the medical department at the National Hospital Cayetano Heredia, and we registered too: the age, year of residence, gender, marital status, specialty and place of born. The results were processed statistically. Results: The inadequate affronts of the stress that were more for the residents were those focus in the emotions, employing 67.3% the acceptation - resignation. Some of the characteristics of the residents had some influence in the use of the looking for social support for instrumental reasons and in the use of the religion. 32.7% of the residents used with regular frequency the inadequate affronts that were focused in the problem and 2.9% the focussed in the emotions. The residents more inadequate in the affront of the emotion were younger than the rest or were studying the first year most of them. Conclusion: Near the half of the residents reveal difficulties in the emotional side of the stress, and this fact affects the medical - patient relationship and their productivity, for that reason its necessary to decrease the hospital stress or teach them strategies that strength their capacity for affront it. (Rev Med Hered 1998; 9: 63-68).
Palabras llave : Stress; medical residents.