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Vajda, C; Haas, J; Fazekas, C.
Admission Exam at a Medical School: Correlation Between Symptoms of Somatization and Performance.
Z Psychosom Med Psychother. 2017; 63(2):213-218
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Fazekas Christian
Haas Josef
Vajda Christian

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Introduction: Admission exams to university provide a quasiexperimental setting for stress research, yet they have rarely been utilized for studying somatization. This work investigates the correlation between somatic symptoms and performance at an admission exam to medical school. Methods: Participants of the admission exam at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, received a personal link for web-based test manuals (SOMS-7, HADS-D, WHOQOL-BREF), which were answered 3 weeks before and 1-2 days before the exam and after proclamation of the results. Results: 43 participants (24 female) were included in the study. The number of somatization symptoms generally decreased (p <= 0.004) after the exam. Those who failed the admission reported higher scores on somatization (p <= 0.001), more depressive symptoms (p <= 0.039), and lower quality of life (p <= 0.007) at all three points of time. Conclusions: Results suggest a link between number of somatization symptoms and performance which should be further explored.
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Achievement -
Affect -
Austria -
College Admission Test - statistics & numerical data
Female -
Humans -
Male -
Quality of Life - psychology
School Admission Criteria - statistics & numerical data
Sex Factors -
Somatoform Disorders - diagnosis
Somatoform Disorders - epidemiology
Somatoform Disorders - psychology
Statistics as Topic -
Stress, Psychological - complications
Students, Medical - psychology
Students, Medical - statistics & numerical data
Young Adult -

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