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Humanidades Médicas

On-line version ISSN 1727-8120

Abstract

ESPINDOLA ARTOLA, Arnaldo et al. Didactic Strategy to diminish the academic stress produced by the statistic content in the Medical Students. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.2, pp.499-521. ISSN 1727-8120.

Some evidence is found of lack of motivation towards the learning of statistic contents in the medical studies as well as the presence of academic stress generated by this content taught through the Methodology of Research subject. This paper presents a didactic strategy to diminish the academic stress suffered by second year medical students. A pre- experimental study was carried out with a quantitative-qualitative analysis. The sample was made up of forty- three students from the A1-B4 group. An academic stress inventory was applied and an interview was conducted. Different participative techniques focused on the statistic teaching learning process were used during the experimental process. The SPSS program was chosen to process data. The authors concluded by saying that the application of participative techniques contributes to minimize the academic stress towards the contents.

Keywords : strategies; psychological stress; statistics; medical students.

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