Stress and anxiety triggering devices in dental students of Universidad de Antioquia

  • Gonzalo Jaramillo-D. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Henry Caro Universidad de Antioquia
  • Zaira Astrid Gómez-Parra Universidad de Antioquia
  • Juan Pablo Moreno-Bedoya Universidad de Antioquia
  • Érika Andrea Restrepo-Pabón Universidad de Antioquia
  • María Cristina Suárez-Mejía Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: Stress, Anxiety, Academic stress


Introduction: this study recognized those devices generating stress and anxiety originated during the educational practices of dental students. Methods: qualitative study which used different methods of gathering information such as Zung’s Test, which allows to measure stress or anxiety levels; the non structured interview and the reconstruction of life stories. Results: parting from these, the most important triggering devices of stress or anxiety were revealed, and they were: excessive academic load, working to please the instructor, and fear of accidents of biological risks. Conclusions: it was possible to recognize these devices in two daily surroundings of their educational processes: the academic and occupational interactions associated with physical manifestations such as tension, fatigue or pain, fear, anguish, concern, aggressiveness, indifference, and lack of concentration, among others.

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Author Biographies

Zaira Astrid Gómez-Parra, Universidad de Antioquia


Juan Pablo Moreno-Bedoya, Universidad de Antioquia


How to Cite
Jaramillo-D. G., Caro H., Gómez-Parra Z. A., Moreno-Bedoya J. P., Restrepo-Pabón Érika A., & Suárez-Mejía M. C. (2009). Stress and anxiety triggering devices in dental students of Universidad de Antioquia. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 20(1), 49-57. Retrieved from