Can an Evaluation of Students’ Stress Levels Help us Manage Anxiety During OSCEs and Other Assessment Modalities?

Dowell, F., Evans, N. , Marshall, Z., Wolfe, L., Hecker, K. and Krigolson, O. E. (2018) Can an Evaluation of Students’ Stress Levels Help us Manage Anxiety During OSCEs and Other Assessment Modalities? MVLS Scholarship Away Day, Glasgow, UK, 04 Sep 2018.

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Abstract

With an increased awareness of mental health issues, in both the student population and the veterinary profession in general, it is important that we obtain a greater understating of the stress experienced by students so as to better prepare them to deal with stress and ameliorate any negative effects it may have on performance. This study aims to characterise various measurements of stress (e.g. HRV, EEG, cortisol, self-report questionnaire) in students within the School of Veterinary Medicine in familiar test modalities, focussing on OSCE assessment. We would also investigate how performance is impacted and what potential factors may influence stress levels. Ultimately, our aim would be to evaluate intervention strategies to assess if students stress levels and performance can be improved.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dowell, Dr Fiona and Evans, Professor Neil and Wolfe, Miss Elizabeth and Marshall, Dr Zamantha
Authors: Dowell, F., Evans, N., Marshall, Z., Wolfe, L., Hecker, K., and Krigolson, O. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Authors

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