Aim: This study was conducted to determine levels of depression, anxiety and quality of life in medical students. Method: thirrd grade and sixth grade medical students which accepted to be participate to the study and sign informed consent form were included in the study. Data was evaluated by descriptive statistics.Participants were given Beck Depression Inventory, Benck Anxiety Inventory and Short-Form 36.
Result: Totally 81 students of which 41 are third grade, and 40 are sixth grade students were included to the study. Ratio of those who had (mild, moderate or severe) depression were % 58.5 in third grade students and %55 in sixth grade students. Ratio of those who had moderate to severe anxiety was %34.1 in third grade students and %25 in sixth grade students. These differences between grades were not statistically significant. Regarding subscales of quality of life; sixth grade students have higher scores on “general health perception” subscale then third grade students. Medical students had lower scores in; difficulty in physical role, difficulty in emotional role, energy, mental health, social functioning and perception on general health subscales when compared to the average scores of Turkish community. Conclusion: Medical students are having a lower quality of life regarding most of the subscales when compared to normal population. Both third and sixth grade students had high depression and anxiety levels. As medical training is a hard and long way to go, it is important to encourage medical students to get psychiatric support to maintain their mental health.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Depression, Anxiety, Quality of Life, Medical Students